Explore an incredible natural environment, one of only two geyser fields in the world that exists in its natural state. Your Kaiarahi (guides) bring the cultural and conservation narratives to life, sharing stories handed down to them through generations as you enjoy a delicious Hangi meal prepared in steam boxes using the natural geothermal powers beneath your feet.
This 3-hour guided experience includes access to the Kiwi Conservation Centre, insights into indigenous art and craft and special access to picnic beneath the raw power of Pohutu geyser, alongside a cobalt blue lake which receives the run-off from the silica encrusted geyser terrace. “The Blueys” has been the playground for generations of tamariki and whānau of hau kāinga, people of the local marae.
Come face to face with the biggest naturally active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere Pōhutu Geyser, jumping mud pools, and kiwi in the Kiwi Conservation Centre. Watch carvers and weavers demonstrate their skill at the NZ Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, and hear your guides share stories passed down from their ancestors.