Wai-O-Tapu

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Book a shuttle to the Wai-O- Tipu thermal wonderland the next morning. They'll pick you up from your motel. Mornings are a must to catch the Lady Knox geyser that goes off at roughly 10.20am each day. Spend a couple of hours soaking in some unreal scenery of the mud baths and geothermal activity before heading back to the city. You can choose to also take a mud-bath here. After lunch, take a bus to the Skyline Gondola to get a view of lake Rotorua and a couple of hours of luging and zip lining. You can walk to the Mitai Maori village next door at about 6.30pm for a fun-filled evening learning about Maori culture, watching the Haka and feasting on a Hangi meal. The family will show you to their sacred fairy spring and show you some glow worms. They'll drop you off at your hotel. 7. Waitomo & Waiheke