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Twin Forest & Tarawera Falls Tour Incl Lunch - Full Day

Enjoy an epic full day tour amongst nature as you discover some of New Zealand's most remarkable Ancient Forests and stunning Waterfalls!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a beautiful scenic drive to the renowned Tarawera Falls
  • Discover New Zealands' amazing Tarawera Pine Forest and Whirinaki Forest
  • Soak up amazing forest scenery and walk the track to the spectacular Waiatiu Falls (time permitting)
  • A tasty lunch at Red Barn Cafe is included
  • Small groups tours with a friendly, knowledgable guide ensures a personalised experience!

Prepare for a day of fun and fascination on this small group day tour as we discover some of the most stunning locations in the Rotorua region!

Beginning with a convenient pick-up by your friendly, highly knowledgable guide, our small group starts the scenic drive to Kawerau via Hongi’s Track, passing by famous Rotorua sights including Lake Rotorua, Rotoiti, Rotoehu.

After entering Tarawera Forest, we will drive to the majestic Tarawera Falls - make sure to have your camera ready to capture this magical location! Next, we drive toward Whakatane and stop at the Red Barn Cafe for a tasty lunch, before heading over the Matahina Dam, through Kaingaroa Pine Forest to Minginui.

Upon reaching the Whirinaki Ancient Forest you will be in awe! This ancient forest is a testament to New Zealand’s flora and fauna history, and its majestic presence stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the great forests of the world.

Take a walk through the towering trees and try to spot rare birds - depending on the time remaining you can even walk the track to the breath-taking Waiatiu Falls where another amazing photo opportunity awaits.

You can then enjoy the relaxing journey back to Rotorua through Murupara, Kaingaroa Village and past Rainbow Mountain - it's the perfect day out!

***IMPORTANT TRANSPORT INFO - PLEASE NOTE***

  • Pickup and drop off from Rotorua CBD (5 km radius of I Site).

  • Contact AHT Driver for pickups outside this area.
  • Contact number provided in your booking confirmation.

  • First Option by arrangement with driver and at a minimum cost of $20pp (Return) - Cash.

  • Second option pickup from outside Government Gardens Museum where parking for their vehicles is free.

  • Per person $200.00

    What's included

    • All return transport
    • Knowledgable guide
    • Lunch at Red Barn Cafe

    Duration

    • The duration of this experience is 1 days

    Location

    Notes

    • Minimum numbers apply. Trips confirmed with 2 full price bookings, smaller bookings waitlisted to confirm.

    10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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