Description: Refresh yourself at Rainbow by enjoying an attraction that is essentially New Zealand.
View springs and streams teeming with wild trout, see our national icon, the Kiwi bird, and observe the 225 million year old Tuatara. Visit the Farm and be entertained by a humorous and interactive farm show that will give you a taste of New Zealand farming life and more. Finish your visit off with the world of Bees where you will see a live bee hive with the bees hard at work. This can be viewed at your own pace or you can be part of the twice-daily bee shows. Taste the many varieties of fresh honey and don't forget the exclusive range of UMF Manukau natural bee products.
Season: All Year
Contact person(s): Paul Trowell or John Stubbs
Address: Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
Postal Address: P.O. Box 25, Rotorua
Phone: +64 7 347 9301
Mobile Phone: 025 877 136
Freephone: 0800 RAINBOW
Fax: +64 7 346 0641
Comments: On local bus route
Description: Volcanic Air Safaris Ltd specialise in scenic flights by Floatplane or Helicopter to our region's volcanoe's of White Island (Active) and Mt Tarawera (Dormant). Our staff and pilots are experienced and operate to the highest standards ensuring our clients recieve the maximum benefit from our safety, service and satisfaction philosophy.
We privide transfers and set downs to most lodges, hotels, motels, pick up for listed tours from beach, jetty or helipad of your lakeside accomodation. All flights take in the beautiful Rotorua City and District Lakes and combination tours are avaiable with Jetboat tours and the spectacular hidden valley of Orakei Korako.
Select you tour from Volcanic Air Safaris family of tour experiences (catering for all ages)and enjoy a trip of a life time!
Season: All Year
Contact person(s): Phill Barclay
Address: Memorial Drive, Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua
Postal Address: P.O Box 640, Rotorua
Phone: +64 7 348 9984
Mobile Phone: 025 930 861
Freephone: 0800 800 848
Fax: +64 7 348 4069
Comments: FREE courtesy pickup in Rotorua City.
Description: In geological terms Waimangu was created this morning.1886 - Mt Tarawera Erupts with devastating effect.
1900 - The Waimangu Geyser Erupts. Killing four Tourists.
1917 - Huge blast from Frying Pan Lake, the largest hot water spring in the world.
Waimangu is the only hydrothermal system in the world where the exact day of commencement of surface activity is known namely 10th June 1886.
Waimangu and Lake Rotomahana are internationally important as the only current NZ example of a bio system re-establishing in an area following complete devastation.
Valley Walks and Boat Cruises available daily.
Location: 30 minutes south of Rotorua
Season: All year
Contact person(s): Harvey James CEO
Address: Waimangu Road, RD3, Rotorua
Postal Address: P.O. Box 6141, Rotorua
Phone: +64 7 366 6137
Fax: +64 7 366 6607
Comments: Tours leave Rotorua daily from Carey's Sightseeing.
Description: The rainforests of the world are nature’s pinnacle of achievement, matched only by their importance as the richest storehouses of plant and animal communities on Earth. One of the greatest glories of the central North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand is its rainforests, in their scenic and botanic splendour, of which Whirinaki is supreme. To the early Maori tribes, Whirinaki was the Garden of Eden in an otherwise barren volcanic environment. The indigenous peoples lived there, harvesting the forest for its rich bird and plant life. It was their medicine cabinet and pantry, long before the advent of pharmacies and supermarkets. These ancients uses of this majestic ancient rainforest today form the basis of a programme of eco-cultural walks under the Whirinaki Rainforest Guided Walks banner, experiences that take between one and three days and provide a journey back into tribal tradition in a ‘garden’ setting unlike any other in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Location: Departures from Rotorua or Taupo
Contact person(s): Chris Birt
Postal Address: P O Box 1491, Taupo
Freephone: 0800 TO WALK (0800 86 9255)
Comments: We also offer an interesting and stimulating range of outdoor experiences and opportunities for those planning conference and other corporate occasions in the central North Island.
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