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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission

  • Admission to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Marvel at the variety of technicolor hot pools at Wai-O-Tapu
  • Arrive in the morning to catch the daily eruption of Lady Knox Geyser at 10:15am
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission
From $22.81
Explore the well-marked paths of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and witness Lady Knox Geyser erupt. Your admission ticket grants you all-day access to one of New Zealand’s most popular geothermal parks, located just outside of Rotorua. Stroll past gurgling mud pools, volcanic craters and steaming lakes at your own pace. Consult your complimentary guidebook to learn about the area’s volcanic activity, and view informative displays along the trails and at the visitor center.
What to Expect
Make your own way to Wai-O-Tapu, located a 20-minute drive south from Rotorua. Expect to spend between 45 and 90 minutes at Wai-O Tapu, and arrive by late morning if you wish to see the daily eruption of Lady Knox Geyser after an informative presentation.

Perhaps start your self-guided tour at the visitor center, where you’ll learn about the 1886 blast of Tarawera Volcano, which destroyed the natural features known as the Pink and White Terraces. 

Get an overview of the area from the lookout point, then set your own pace over marked walking trails as you meander past vividly colored hot pools, volcanic craters and steaming fissures in the geothermal park. 

Admire the New Zealand bush along the walkways, where display panels inform you about the thermal activity you see. Consult your complimentary full-color guide-map for further details about the natural wonders. 

You can also grab a bite to eat at the on-site cafe, shop and picnic area while taking in the amazing sights of Wai-O-Tapu.
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Reviews (30)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Well worth it...

Such a beautiful natural location, short driver out from Rotorua, well worth seeing, i hadnt realised the true beauty (colours) of the area, the geyser is amazing - dont miss it!!!, we are a very lucky country to have such surroundings.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ricok74
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Day

Had awhole day there , really interesting place lots of things to see , the lunch buffet was yummy .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robandron
Reviewed October 28, 2018
Geyser was great, lots to see

Lot's of things to see, really spread out so even at a busy time it wasn't too crowded. Colours were amazing in places. Geyser was pretty special.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GwynL27
Reviewed October 4, 2018
Naturaly amazing

A must visit destination if you want to see natural wonders. The walking path created to view is great. One can walk at their leisure, no need tour guide.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Baskaran A
Reviewed June 26, 2018
Wonderful day

We visited with a friend from Australia and were not disappointed. Great walks and beautiful colours from the pools and craters. Would recommend this visit. Good price as well

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Debbie111805
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