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Address: 201 Waiotapu Loop Road | 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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Wai-O-Tapu

We were driving from Rotorua to Taupo and this was along the way so we decided to stop for a look mainly to stretch our legs and have a look at the 'wonderland'. Very glad we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were driving from Rotorua to Taupo and this was along the way so we decided to stop for a look mainly to stretch our legs and have a look at the 'wonderland'. Very glad we stopped by, friendly and helpful staff, there are plenty walks to choose from, so much to see and the shop has a large selection... More 

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Started the visit by watching the Lady Knox Geyser erupt. I then took a most informative guided trip around the craters, volcanic and mud pools. It makes for a wonderful day out.

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Thank Duncan M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The thermal wonderland is slightly overpriced at $32.50 for each adult. The place looks nothing like what I have been seeing online. To be fair, the weather wasn't very good when I visited. It was drizzling and that might have affected the colors. All we saw were just a pool of muddy yellow water.we can hardly see the orangey color... More 

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Thank YuannieFishie
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We both felt this attraction was not that exciting, we didnt find the staff that friendly. we don't feel it was worth the money for what it is. we enjoyed the free mud pools up the road more. but still glad we came as we had always wanted to view this.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not far from Rotorua, easy accesss. There is the trail for geyser and pools, lady Knox geyser and mud pools. Is really awesome.

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Traralgon, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mud bubbling pools, simmering lakes, steam vents, walks thru the bush all contributed to an amazing 3 hrs of OMG's! We couldn't help but dawdle over walkways thru the bubbling lakes and around cauldrons and the thought of people living here was ... how brave!

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Thank Jacqui A
Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most spectacular places I have ever visited. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Wear good walking shoes and bring a camera. The pools are smelly, colorful, and dramatic. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Naturespeak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The active geothermal areas in Rotorua are incredible and this one is the best. A short drive out of town but well worth the effort.

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Thank Sami F
Reggio Emilia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting thermal area. You can find incredible colours everywhere. The geyser is superb. Very impressive the champagne pool and a little lake with an unbelievable green colour

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Thank gilbertoboselli
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderfully amazing place to experience, wandering through the park to admire the beauty of Mother Nature.

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