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ROCK SOLID TOP ACTIVITIES!

 

ROCK SOLID TOP GEOTHERMAL PARKS!

  • Kuirau Park (10 minutes walk from hostel) FREE!
  • Waiotapu  self-drive (25 mins drive south) or transport with Headfirst Travel (book with us)
  • Waimangu  self-drive (20 mins drive south)  or transport with Headfirst Travel (book with us)
  • Whakarewarewa Maori Village and Thermal Valley  includes hourly guided tours, cultural shows, geothermal lakes and views of Pohutu geyser! 8.30am – 5pm daily.  Hangi lunch costs extra and is available between 12-2pm.  Public bus #11 takes you there from iSite, Arawa Street.
  • Te Puia adjacent to Whakarewarewa and has closer views of Pohutu geyser, but offers a very similar experience to the above.  They also have our national Kiwi bird. 8am – 5pm (Apr to Sept).  Public bus #11 takes you there from iSite, Arawa Street.
  • Hells Gate geothermal reserve (20 minutes drive east), combos include free transport

 

ROCK SOLID TOP HOT SPRINGS!

  • Kerosene Creek or Waiotapu Hot & Cold (25 mins drive south) FREE!
  • Hot water beach Lake Tarawera (5 hour walk each way from The Landing, Lake Tarawera) FREE!  Water taxi service also available.
  • Waikite Valley  (25 mins drive south)
  • Polynesian Spa (5 mins walk) 
  • Hells Gate Mud Bath & Sulphur Spa with free transport

 

ROCK CLIMBING WALL (located downstairs)

  • Guests of Rock Solid Backpackers pay just $12.50pp for unlimited time, including harness, shoes and chalk.  You just need a partner!
  • Basement Cinema cost $10.50pp
  • COMBO Climb & Cinema $21pp