Thermal Getaway Experience - Overnight [4 Day Tour]

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From $976.51

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Auckland, Auckland

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Thermal Getaway hosts unique insight for travellers wanting to experience a fulfilling and enriching journey that will create lasting memories. Uncover under cave wonders, geothermal hotspots, discover vibrant cities and be immersed in the awe-inspiring Māori heritage that holds a special bond with this ancient land. A huge range of family attractions for adults and kids, adventure and adrenaline activities, as well as peaceful nature-based experiences that will get you back in touch with the real world. Come and discover New Zealand’s most unique geothermal experience.

What's Included

A captivating experience of the Whakarewarewa, The Living Māori Village

A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the journey

Admission to 2 hour fully guided experience at Hobbiton Movie Set

Admission to fully guided 45 minutes experience at Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

Admission to Hell's Gate Excite Experience including geothermal walk & Māori carving

Admission to Lady Knox Geyser & self-guided walk at Wai-O–Tapu Thermal wonderland

Admission to Whakarewarewa, The Living Māori Village & Cultural Experience

Be entertained by the cultural performance group by way of song and dance

Carry on past the Champagne Pool, a bubbling hot spring famed for its brilliant orange rim

Chance to see the towering water jets of Pōhutu Geyser

Chance to step into a real The Lord of the Rings film set

Complimentary Hobbiton beverages - Ale, cider, ginger beer or an English dark beer

Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

Complimentary refreshments and water on board

Embrace nature’s sanctuary and slip into five mineral hot pools overlooking Lake Rotorua

Enjoy the best water-level viewing of the majestic Huka Falls

Enjoy the largest freshwater lake in NZ, one of the main attractions

Experience best of North Island's top destinations in an all-encompassing tour

Experience the magical qualities of the nutrient rich mud pool at Hell’s Gate

Explore the incredible Lady Knox geyser eruption with heights of 10 to 20 metres

Explore the scenic beauty of Lake Taupō by stretching your legs along the lakeside

Explore the walking track to see the beautiful lakes, boiling mud-pools, steam vents & bubbling pool

Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

Hand-picked accommodation included in our platinum and gold packages

Join the official guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set

Luxurious temperature controlled transportation

Marvel at awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites during the visit to iconic Glow-worm Caves

Relax and rejuvenate yourself in the sulphur spa and cool plunge pool

Remarkable 360-degree views of the rolling Kaimai Range

Sightseeing historical government gardens, thermal springs and Polynesian spa

Visit the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu and witness its unique volcanic features

Walk through the Cathedral Cave and experience the amazing acoustics

Walk through the surreal lunar-like environment to witness the volcanic wonders

What's Not Included

Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Child safety car seat rental NZD $50.00 plus booking fees payable directly...

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Both children and adults need to comfortable with the heat, and Hell’s Gate recommends taking regular breaks to ensure overheating does not occur.
  • Children below 8 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
  • COVID-19 precautions -Safety measures in place. All areas that exposed to customers are frequently cleaned & sanitised.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hell’s Gate have swimwear for both males and females for sale, subject to availability.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • No photography is permitted inside the Waitomo caves, and cameras and Go Pros cannot be taken on this boat tour.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please remove all jewellery before entering the pools as Hell’s Gate accepts no responsibility for tarnished jewellery.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Souvenir photos are available for purchase after your tour.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The list of medical conditions below highlight some of the main medical conditions where the geothermal pools may not be advised: Pregnancy, Low or High Blood Pressure, Mobility Problems, Active or Under Active Thyroid, Verruca/Warts, Heart Conditions, Ep
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • We stay dry – the tour does not involve using a wet suit or abseiling or river rapids, it’s very easy.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.
  • Boat tour capacity is up to 23 people.
  • Caves average at a temperature of 16-17 degrees Celsius year round.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • For the bathing experience, guests can choose to bring their own bathing attire and towels or hire these items from Hell’s Gate at a small cost.
  • Guests are advised to shower before entering the pools in order to remove any makeup, sunscreen or other products applied to the skin as we cannot confirm what is in each product and therefore if a reaction with the Sulphur will occur.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • If the guest has had or is suffering from any of the medical conditions, we strongly advise that they seek advice from their doctor prior to using the geothermal pools.
  • It is important that children (as well as adults) drink water while bathing to keep hydrated.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, walking shoes, sun protection, jacket/warm layer & essential personal items.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The caves are accessible to those with reasonable mobility, as there are good handrails and paths. There is no wheelchair access.
  • The mud bath experience is controlled to a maximum of 20 minutes on the basis of safety.
  • Tours are suitable for people of all ages and average fitness. Our scenic walks are short and optional. Please let our guide know at check in if you have any fitness concerns.
  • We are able to accommodate a stroller or a pram, provided it is fully collapsible and can fit in the luggage compartment of our buses.
  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.

  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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