4 Day Experience Whirinaki Forest & White Island

4 Day Experience Whirinaki Forest & White Island

Rotorua is a great destination for travellers looking for active holidays. This geothermal wonderland offers a wide variety of unique experiences and is the hub of Maori culture. The highlight of this escape is a tour to White Island marine volcano.

Enjoy a full day exploring some of Rotorua's natural wonders and scenic highlights on a day trek through the internationally renowned Whirinaki Forest, situated on the edge of the Te Urewera National Park. This guided walk through New Zealand’s finest example of native pedocarp forest was cited by English botanist and environmentalist, David Bellamy, as one of his most loved forests in the world. You’ll walk through towering rimu, totara and kahikatea trees as you follow a pristine river to an impressive waterfall and breathtaking canyon. The trek is rated as easy to moderate fitness level.

Travel north to the coastal town of Whakatane where you join your luxury launch for the 80 minute cruise to the active, marine volcano of White Island, estimated to be between 100-200,000 years old. On the way out, you’ll be issued with your safety gear including hard hat & gas mask. Enjoy an in-depth tour of one of the world’s most interesting volcanoes. Walking on White Island is like walking on the moon. Virtually no vegetation survives the harsh acidic environment inside the crater walls. Instead, lush beds of yellow and white sulphur crystals grow amongst hissing, steaming, bubbling fumaroles. Trained tour guides will take you through the remains of the old sulphur mining factory. To top it all off, you’ll venture right up to the main crater’s edge. On your trip home you might even be lucky enough to spend some time with dolphins, whales or the NZ Fur Seal. This is an absolutely awesome day out!

The geothermal region of Rotorua has enchanted visitors from all over the world for more than 160 years. There are numerous optional activities to enjoy during your leisure time including trout fishing, mountain biking, golf, luge riding, visits to thermal reserves to name but a few. A traditional Maori hangi (feast) and cultural show is highly recommended if you have time.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 4 Day Experience Whirinaki Forest & White Island
From: Rotorua to Rotorua
Valid: May 18 - Mar 19
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Code: SBROT4A

Inclusions

3 nights boutique accommodation at the Regent of Rotorua Hotel
Guided trek through the Whirinaki Forest with lunch included
Day trip to White Island Volcano including transport, cruise, guided tour & packed lunch

Short Break Exclusions & Extras

Additional travel arrangements can be organised by Relaxing Journeys based on your requirements. Airport transfers are at your own expense, read our FAQ’s for more information. International & domestic flights within New Zealand are not included in this package price.

Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Rotorua

On arrival, make your way to your accommodation at Regent of Rotorua Hotel. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy the local sights.

Day 2
Rotorua Sightseeing

Enjoy a full day guided trek of the Whirinaki forest. Includes transport, lunch, snacks & drinks.

Day 3
Rotorua Sightseeing

Cruise & tour of White Island Volcano including packed lunch.

Day 4
Rotorua

Free time for some last minute sightseeing before departing Rotorua for your next destination.

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There are 1 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 5 out of 5.

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02/03/2014
We took the 4 days short break in New Zealand through Relaxing Journeys. I\'ve got to admit I was little apprehensive to pay over $2,300 on blind faith. Fortunately, Relaxing Journey did not let me down. Every communication, was in a timely manner, hotel accommodation is as stated on the quote. The \'White Island Tour\' is awesome, anyone who visits New Zealand needs to make time to take this tour. The second tour we took was the trail walk in the Whirinaki Forest, it is a long walk but you can walk at your own pace and you are in with all the hundreds of year old trees, crisp waterfalls, birds singing as your company. After the long walk our tour guide (Mr. Callum Groves, from Walking Legends who is very knowledgeable and nice) took us to a natural thermal pool to have a dip, he served us champagne in the thermal pool, that was a wonderful ending. I highly recommended this short tour.
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4 Day Experience Whirinaki Forest & White Island
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Tour Code: SBROT4A
From (NZD) $1122 per person
Departures: May 18 - Mar 19
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