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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very well put together, spectacular venue and attraction. Sulphur smell integral pat if the experience.

Thank Sightsee816174
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots to see and smell! We spent about 1 1/2 hours here and walked the entire thing. Really neat to see but the smell is really strong for those with a weak stomach/sensitive nose. Fun little gift shop and cafe to eat at.

Thank katiefj
Reviewed yesterday

Definitely see the geyser, that was pretty cool. Once a day morning 10:15 arrive before 10. We also did the shortest walk in the park. (15 mins) There was a lot of different types of pools to see. There was some stink, i'm not gonna...More

Thank Laurel A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a marvellous site: fizzing lakes, steaming pools, sulphur caves, loud birds, startling colours. A bit of a drive out of Rotarua, but definitely worth taking a day trip to if you don’t have your own wheels. Pretty good cafe and large gift shop...More

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Waiotapu, General Manager at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review Thomas. We think it's definitely worth it.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here on a whim after putting it off for some time. Really glad we made the effort as it’s just magical. A real wonderland! Incredible to see how the volcanic activity has shaped and coloured the landscape. The Lady Knox ‘show’ was a bit...More

Thank Jessisaw
Waiotapu, General Manager at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Appreciate the review Jessica. While our geyser is not totally natural, we can assure you that all we do is give it helping hand to erupt daily. Thanks for making the effort to come and see our magical place.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn’t see the geyser. It didn’t seem worth the hassle. So we had the park practically to ourselves and were able to take photos of Champagne Pool without the crowds. It’s well worth spending the time to do the entire walk. There are interesting...More

Thank SuzW66
Waiotapu, General Manager at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi SuzW66. Thanks for the great review. We hope you got some awesome shots that you can share with us .... tag us on instagram #waiotaputhermalwonderland ... no doubt they will be stunning.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Oh my, what colors!!! One can easily spend half a day here taking a gentle stroll amongst mother nature with well explained signages. Check out the Champagne Pool and all others. The pictures say it all really. Highly reccomend a visit, if in the area....More

Thank Rowena B
Waiotapu, General Manager at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Rowena B! We appreciate your great review. You are right, half a day in our little slice of paradise is simply stunning. Share your pictures on instagram and tag us, will be great to see what you captured on your visit. Thank you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have had a great walk in the park, but there were problems with parking lot. Also the gazer is situated not in the park, so it was confusing to get there, and there was no one to give directions. Few minutes driving from the...More

Thank Elad F
Waiotapu, General Manager at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Elad. Thanks for the feedback. Will be great to get more information on the problems you had with parking. If you have time can you please email us on info@waiotapu.co.nz with further information so we can rectify the problem you had. Thank you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

25 odd minutes south of Rotorua. Nice drive to get there passing Rainbow Mountain and Kerosene Creek along the way. Nice easy walk around Waiotapu. Must see.

Thank hamurana552017
Waiotapu, General Manager at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Hamurana552017! Appreciate the review. Definitely a nice drive to our Wonderland and even more surreal when you're in the park. Thanks again.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must in Rotorua. For all ages and for me, as european it`s nice to see volcanic things (rare in europe). Also recomended the visit to lady knox geiser.

Thank spiu
Waiotapu, General Manager at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Spiu. Thanks for the review.and yes we think it's a must do in Rotorua too. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in our lovely country.

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TaschaLascha
July 12, 2018|
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Response from heykuri | Reviewed this property |
You would die if you got into these pools- literally people have. Plenty of other places for a soak.
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janet69saffron
April 1, 2018|
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Response from reemslaw | Reviewed this property |
They add a special soap mix at 10:15am every day to ‘induce’ the geyser so this won’t change anymore than tv programs or train timetables etc.
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marshy1991
February 28, 2018|
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Response from Raja V | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. But ensure he doesnt stray away from you
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