Saturday Tours

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.