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Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland

Wai-O-Tapu Loop Rd, Rotorua, New Zealand
64 7 366 6333
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Ranked #2 of 45 Attractions in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Owner description: THOUSANDS OF YEARS IN THE MAKING, explore spectacular nature at New Zealand's most colourful natural volcanic area. Walk at your own pace - view the... more » Owner description: THOUSANDS OF YEARS IN THE MAKING, explore spectacular nature at New Zealand's most colourful natural volcanic area. Walk at your own pace - view the unique Champagne Pool, Sinter Terrace formations, Steaming Ground, Bubbling Mud, Expansive Vistas, Huge Volcanic Craters. The Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am. Excellent facilities at modern Visitor Centre. « less
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland is a very nice place to visit. Love it... It's a unique place to Rotorua New Zealand. Good for family day trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful time looking and buying souvenirs. A must see if you haven't been there. Our second time there and will go again. Be early for the geyser!!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This place was great. We enjoyed every inch of it. The scenery was great. It was wonderful to walk through. We went early in the morning, and I would suggest you to do so. It was less crowded, and not very hot in the beginning, therefore easier to walk through. Then we went to Lady Knox Geyser. It's erupted artificially... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

They had to induce the geyser... With soap. It just didn't seem natural. But the walk was sweet as and the mud pool was good too.

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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Joined the Elite Tour minibus with Trent Neilson and experienced the sights and smells of the thermal bubblings in many places. Stopped to await the geyser, called Lady Constance Knox, spurt up to 30 feet having been provoked by chemicals - impressive. Walked around other pools of bubbling sulphur before being taken on to Waimangu volcanic valley. Unfortunately the walk... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

An amazing experience to walk the 3 thermal area walks. beautiful location, amazing sights, and great place to view some of the amazing beautiful thermal areas of new Zealand !. It takes about 1.5 hours to walk all 3 walks fairly leasurely ! great service from staff. A must do !

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natalie_newzealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A great full day visit which offers you a brilliant view of something very rare and special. While we visited when the weather was not at its best so the colours of the pools were not very vivid as they are in summer, it was nevertheless a great day.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Wai-o-Tapu was one of the our favorite stops during our trip to New Zealand. The different geothermal pools are absolutely stunning! The colors are simply amazing- neon yellow, aqua blue, rust orange- and the variety of different natural features is quite impressive. The paths through the park are easily navigable and each area is clearly marked for cross-reference on the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The actual park (that you pay to go into) is beautiful, nice paths to follow on your self guided tour. We went fairly early in the day, with pouring rain. The staff were kind in letting us know what areas might be a bit flooded out, which paths to be cautious on and other helpful information. If you can, I... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This had some amazing sights, especially the Lady Knox Gyser and the Mud Pools. Kids got a bit tired of walking, and things fairly spread out.

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