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Address: 201 Wai-O-Tapu Loop Road RD3 | RD 3, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-366 6333
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"One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Trip Advisor...

"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 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.

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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission
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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

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Very nice but can get busy.

Nice area with some unique and amazing features. Take some time between the sections to let the ambiance soak in. Can be very busy with overseas tourists. Some of the best photos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stoke, null, New Zealand
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Stoke, null, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice area with some unique and amazing features. Take some time between the sections to let the ambiance soak in. Can be very busy with overseas tourists. Some of the best photos from our week holiday are from here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to see geyser, hot springs, volcanic features, mud pool. Mud pool is free but the others costs around $25 per person. It is a nice over an hour walk around the thermals. Reminds me of yellow stone national park but on a much smaller scale. Geyser in action only on a certain time of the day so call... More 

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Thank Alex W
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ignore the hokey name of this place. If you go, you get to see some amazing stuff that ought to be in a national park.

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Thank Bruce K
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Incredible, went with a close friend, was just so much fun! We really enjoyed ourselves. Found lots of little paths off other main tracks which took us to some neat little thermal spots!

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Thank flavabyfusion
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Travelling with a couple of friends this was good to tick of your lost but personally, I found it rather boring. The learning experience however is very educational. There are tours and if you do not take one there are a lot of signs with information about the different areas of the thermal wonderland. Would not recommend for someone who... More 

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Thank Tanila D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We first went to see the Lady Know geyser at 10.15 then walked through the wonderland...an assault of beauty with such diversion. It is spectacular without too much intervention. My favourite has to be the walk over to the Champagne Lake through the steam & midst...

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I went for the day and we were blown away by the beauty. Walking through and observing the sulphur lakes and craters. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience

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Thank darcycapps
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a cool place to go visit if in Rotorua. Please note that it is very smelly and getting used to the smell is not at all possible but does become bearable after some time. We arrived just in time to catch up with a tour guide who explained every attraction within the geothermal park. Tour guide is optional and... More 

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Thank Matilde S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don´t miss this place, a must see. I departed from Rotorua, and it took me about 20 minutes to get there. I went on a tour that made the two geothermal attractions in the same day: Wai-o-Tapu and Waiomangu. Although it is possible to visit both without rush, I would do one at a time if I would go back... More 

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Thank Nadja W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very special location to see all the geysers with all it's beautiful colours. The roads and stairs in the park are fine, but not suitable for wheelchairs.

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