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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission
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"One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Trip Advisor 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...more
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201 Waiotapu Loop Road | Rd 3, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
+64 7-366 6333
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All reviews the lady knox geyser wai o tapu mud pools amazing colours artist's palette main park geyser eruption thermal area geothermal activity mother nature natural wonder short drive take your time boiling mud geothermal features own pace new zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you only had the time and money to visit one place in Rotorua I would recommend this place! We have been to many tourist attractions while staying in Rotorua and Wai-O-Tapu had everything you could possibly expect to see in the way of geothermal...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ChChAotearoa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We started off with the geyser at 10:15 am, and then went for the 3 paths. Great experience, not to miss if you’re in the North Island.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank racheldage
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although beautiful and fascinating, I have to say it is very disappointing to see how poorly maintained some of the area was. As we headed down the drive towards the Visitors Center, beer cans, underwear, and plastic bottles lined the streets and stairs. It is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 143gws
Reviewed yesterday

The walk around Wai-O-Tapu was fascinating and did not disappoint with the colours of water and rocks. We enjoyed the fact that we could take as long or short a time as we wanted and there were fantastic photo opportunities - highly recommended. It is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JBMac11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for a dip in ther thermal pool and it was a very nice experience. TIP: take a bottle of water along to sip in the pool as the water can be quite hot. The changing rooms were super busy and needed to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Pasricha-family
Reviewed 2 days ago

This should be a must visit if doing that route of New Zealand. We did 2 other geo thermal springs but this one beats them by far. Wonderful to see the natural reactions around us in such natural surroundings . Very well set out.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deeeeMidlands
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped by here on our way from Taupo to Rotorua, and arrived in time to see the Lady Knox Geyser presentation at 10.15am. After seeing this Geyser, we drove back to the main car park, had a coffee, then entered the main geyser park...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RLBates
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Unnatural wonder on Newzeland. Artificially erupted geyser, is not worth the hype. Rest of the thermal park is excellent. Different formations and colours due different geography and composition of the soil are definitely worth s watch. Can comfortably done from Rotorua or lake Taupo or...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 301himanshub
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you’re very interested in geothermal activity then this is the place for you. Brilliant examples of geysers and bubbling mud. However... the stench of Sulphur was too much for me to enjoy the scenery. If you’re going, I’d recommend a mask!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank abbiej00
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The students reallt enjoted the walk around wai-o-tapu and then we went to the other section for Lady Knox Geyser. The talk at Lady Knox wasn't as thorough as the ladt time i bought a school group with me but it was still good.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Morena Holly, Unfortunately, we only have two locations with toilet blocks, both being around the visitor centre. We do hope you still decide to visit Wai-O-Tapu to do at least track 1 which takes about 45 minutes (1.5km... More
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