Deluxe Thermal Valley and Polynesian Spa with Lunch
No trip to Rotorua would be complete without seeing and experiencing the area's geothermal wonders and this full-day tour does not disappoint!
Leave the port and your cares behind as you journey to this other-worldly landscape filled with geysers, mineral springs and mud pools. Your tour is conducted in a small group that allows for a more personal and friendly experience. Set the video on your phone to capture Põhutu Geyser, the largest in the southern hemisphere, spurting up to 30 meters (100 feet) into the air. While here, observe a traditional Maori cultural performance, share in their everyday life and learn about their centuries-old history and culture. This fascinating valley offers a wealth of history and legendary stories.
From there you will make your way to one of Rotorua's acclaimed restaurants for a mouthwatering 2-course lunch with unlimited coffee or tea. The relaxation continues as you make your way to Polynesian Spa, regarded as one of the top 10 spas in the world.
Step into one of the 28 hot mineral pools fed by 2 springs and experience for yourself the healing waters that people have been flocking to since the 1800s. This geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat hosts the Priest Spring, named after a famous Catholic priest whose crippling arthritis was cured after bathing in the slightly acidic waters rumored to relieve tired, painful and achy muscles.
Also on site is Rachel Spring, an alkaline source whose sodium silicate nourishes the skin and bestows ageless beauty on all descend into her waters. It is historically said that those who bathe in the waters of the Rachel Spring are blessed with ageless beauty, combining these two types of mineral waters is only found at the Polynesian Spa.
Sign up now and get ready to spend the day immersing yourself in the natural, decadent wonders of Rotorua. You will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and a new person, an experience not to be missed.
Reviewer: Charlene Murphy
Loved Maori history and culture amidst the steaming pools and geysers. Disappointed I could not get closer to the Pohatu Geyser. Lunch was more than tasty followed by leisurely dips in hot pools beside a gorgeous lake.