Posted October 19th, 2013, 07:11 AM
Last edited by Aquarians; October 19th, 2013 at 07:12 AM
I really want to see some thermal activity, can u tell me where are the best places to go?
I too was interested in the jetboat / hells gate tour & would love feedback form anyone that has done this tour (with Royal Caribbean) or any other ship tours. First time cruiser here so not confident enough to venture with non cruise activities.
The whole Rotorua region is subject to thermal activity. Maori culture is very much part of the way of life in Rotorua too. As far as I can ascertain the most popular thermal attractions with cruise ship passengers are (in the order you come across them when driving from the port); Tikitere (Hells Gate) (www.hellsgate.co.nz
), Whakarerewa with its Maori village where residents live etc.(www.whakarerewa.com
)), Te Puia, which incorporates the Maori Carving School (www.tepuia.com
) & about 20 minutes out of town Wai-o-tapu (www.waiotapu.co.nz
) which is a favourite of mine and has some amazing colours. Unlike Whaka & Te Puia there are no Maori activities at Wai-o-tapu. www.rotoruaNZ.com
and the websites for the above may help too.