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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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Address: 201 Waiotapu Loop Road | RD 3, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
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"One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Trip Advisor...

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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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This is a really good attraction...we got there for the Geyser which is a well managed and entertaining experience. The park itself has so much to offer, with the entire sight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really good attraction...we got there for the Geyser which is a well managed and entertaining experience. The park itself has so much to offer, with the entire sight offering stunning views, breathtaking geothermal events, and stunning geological phenomena. The walking is not overly strenuous, but you are fully rewarded for your efforts if you have the time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice short tour with a very good presentation at the Lady Knox geyser - be prepared for a surprise. The rest of the formation are also worth a visit. As with everything in NZ it is certainly not cheap (you pay a lot less to see Yellowstone in the US which has at least ten times the things to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to visit to see all those thermal pools. Nice walk along the tracks. It is very helpful to tourists that there are information brochures in many foreign languages including Russian! A bottle of water, a hat and a sunblock are a must on a hot day in particular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One reason to visit Rotorua is to see the geography -- and this is the most dazzling site to see. Within a 45-minute walk you are treated to some of the most bizarre and beautiful landscapes in New Zealand. It's like a mini-trip to Mars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful and serene, the Champagne pool is a lovely place to stop and ponder over, while the bubbly mud and smelly fissures are fascinating and a little scary when you consider how close to the surface the heat from the earths core gets! Take the time to walk all the way to the end of the trails the last area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have to pick one of the thermal parks this is the one we'd recommend, we did craters of the moon, Te Puia and hells gate as well but this place is by far and away the most stunning. The walks are well laid out and if you go early then it's pretty quiet as it seems a lot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really amazing geothermal area. Go in the morning as there is a geyser that goes off in the morning at 10:15am just outside the main park which is worth going to. Only problem is you then enter the park at the same time as everybody else so you are surrounded by a lot of people. There are 3 lengths of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This park is the most amazing place to experience all the typical thermal features, but they are fantastically presented whilst taking 3 levels of walks. Basic round walk takes 30 mins, next part add 30 minutes, final part, 15 minutes. ALL are worth it as there is so much to see. We took over 100 photos, just so many examples... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice walk through multiple thermal pools. Champagne pool is the prettiest of all. Lady Gieser did not erupt naturally. Worth the time and money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day out. Well signposted and easy to find. Large car park near entrance. We went first to see Geyser and then to the park. This is well laid out and provides an amazing opportunity to see a wide range of spectacular features including sulphur pools, craters, hot springs. Absolutely brilliant. Great cafe. Make sure you visit the nearby... More 

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