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Ron's Geothermal Walking Tour

Rotorua, New Zealand

Experience hosted by Leonie

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Geothermal Walking Tour – An informative two-hour familiarisation tour of what Rotorua has to offer!
Experience Rotorua’s unique geothermal wonders and learn about the history, from a born and bred local.

Meeting at the Information Centre, passing through Te Manawa (heart of the city), then on to New Zealand’s largest public geothermal park, followed by a Maori village and exiting along the lake shore to Eat Street

$30 per person - This is a great value, small group tour, restricted to six guests, giving you individualised attention!
Other things to note
Travelling Solo? Please contact us prior to booking
Geothermal Walking Tour – An informative two-hour familiarisation tour of what Rotorua has to offer!
Experience Rotorua’s unique geothermal wonders and learn about the history, from a born and bred local.

Meeting at the Information Centre, passing through Te Manawa (heart of the city), then on to New Zealand’s largest public geothermal park, followed by a Maori village and exiting along the lake shore to Eat Street

$30…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water provided
  • Equipment
    Umbrellas provided for Sun and Rain protection

Meet your host, Leonie

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 35 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Rotorua born and bred, Ron is enthusiastic about living in this unique environment that has attracted tourists for nearly 200 years! He is widely travelled and has a natural affinity to appreciate and relate to all cultures.

Tour guiding has been a natural progression, evolving from providing Air BNB accommodation, reaching super host status! Interestingly, in Ron’s prior life, he was a Glassblower in Rotorua for 26 years, so has a strong appreciation for the arts and will point out significant public sculpture during the tour!
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Where you'll be

Meeting at the Information Centre, passing through Te Manawa (heart of the city), then on to New Zealand’s largest public geothermal park, followed by a Maori village and exiting along the lake shore to Eat Street

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Diana
March 2020
Ron war sehr freundlich, seine Beschreibungen waren für uns gut und verständlich, es war eine lustige und interessante Reise durch Rotorua. Wir können die Wanderung mit Ron wirklich weiterzuempfehlen.
Harriet
February 2020
Ron is an amazing guide! We had a lovely time and found out about places that didn’t come up while we were googling the location! Ron made us feel very relaxed and his knowledge of the local community was amazing. I would very much recommend doing this tour at the start of your stay - Ron showed us so many places that we wish we had time to go back to and explore further!
Ron is an amazing guide! We had a lovely time and found out about places that didn’t come up while we were googling the location! Ron made us feel very relaxed and his knowledge of…
Helen
February 2020
Ron's local knowledge, and Rotorua's terrific weather and landscape, made for a delightful tour. Two hours was a good length of time to cover the centre of this very interesting city.
Elma
February 2020
We had a really great time with Ron. He told us a lot of interesating facts and stories, showed us around Rotorua from the local perspective. We really recommend this tour 😊! Thanks Ron!!
Ariel
February 2020
This was beyond out expectations. The small group size was perfect and we were lucky enough to have his brother along. Together they made it even better. He was knowledgeable about the area since he is local. But he really did a good job of portraying the stories behind the art and areas we visited. My friends and I all agreed that we would do this tour again or even see if he's willing to be our tour guide at other areas in Rotarua.
This was beyond out expectations. The small group size was perfect and we were lucky enough to have his brother along. Together they made it even better. He was knowledgeable abo…
Uyen
February 2020
We went for Ron’s tour instead of buying ticket of private geothermal park and we did not get disappointed. Ron gave us a good insight of the Maori culture, history of Rotorua and public arts here (with nice stories). The geothermal park is simply amazing (I mean, we get in touch with everything geothermal, except a geyser I guess). I asked him lots of questions on the way and the experience is very personalised. Highly recommended if you’re tired of commercialised tour.
We went for Ron’s tour instead of buying ticket of private geothermal park and we did not get disappointed. Ron gave us a good insight of the Maori culture, history of Rotorua and…

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Wear comfortable walking shoes

Bring a raincoat if it looks like rain