We are delighted to announce the details of the afternoon tours that will be running on the afternoon of Saturday 11th April. We like you encourage you to book a place on a tour as this is a great opportunity for you to network with fellow delegates in a relaxed and informal setting out with the conference. We’re also happy to advise that we are offering these tours at a discounted price to what you would pay if you were to book with the activity provider directly.
The details of the tours are as follows:
Living with Geothermal Activity – $10
A tour of Rotorua’s Geothermal Activity led by Volcanologist Brad Scott, GNS Science:
Stop 1: Caldera overview at Tihiotonga; chance to introduce ‘caldera volcanism’
Stop 2: Kiurau Park; Walk through the Park, introduction to geothermal surface features (alkaline chloride to mud pots present)
Stop 3: Tarewa Road: the junction of society and hazards; location of houses that had to be relocated due to hot spring recovery, post bore closure (the houses had been built over dry springs).
Wai-o-tapu – Geothermal in Technicolour – $40
Wai-o-Tapu are offering their park entry and a guided tour
Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, Wai-O-Tapu is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. You are introduced to a uniquely different natural landscape – the key to what you see lies below the surface – one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand.