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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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" Colourful Thermal Pools "

A awesome place to be if you're looking for a real thermal pools. Not only are they fascinating to look at, they're also colorful due to the effects of different minerals. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tarneit, Australia
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Tarneit, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A awesome place to be if you're looking for a real thermal pools. Not only are they fascinating to look at, they're also colorful due to the effects of different minerals. The shortest route is the best and fastest way to see the beat this place offers, the "champagne pool and the devil's bath" are the 2 that stand-outs in... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In my opinion, this is the best thermal walk in NZ (more precisely, what I visited). There are 3 walking tours, really recomend you to walk all of them (it takes you at about 1,5hr). The eruption of Lady Knox geyser is everyday at 10:15. First you need to buy ticket in the visitor center and the drive cca 3... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very pretty.. we went on a rainy day though..didn't realise there were other thermal parks so close that offered a more hands on experience for the same $$

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit here. It was amazing to see the pools and natural rock formations. Great coffee shop and facilities

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was pouring with rain when we visited so I am sure we did not get the best experience . It was very interesting but more information about what you are looking at would have been nice . The colours were much less than advertised but perhaps they are affected by the misty rain and lack of sun Perhaps an... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a large area of thermal lakes with wonderful colours a view of nature at it's rawest. Mud pools and geysers are spectacular.but be prepared for sulphur smells.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Besides the wonderful nature that one is surrounded by the vibrant colors of the lake, the enveloping steaming vapor with its pungent aroma is an experience not to be missed

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't plan on stopping at this location on our way to Rotorua, but we did and it was worth it. The scenery is fantastic. We were able to complete the full 3 circle walk in about 1,5 hour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As we entered we were offered a guided tour but we decided to go on our own. There are 3 different walks you can take a small walk carting for the elderly or handicap, a med size walk or the complete tour walk which we decided to do. So glad we did smells of sulphur were prominent but it is... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

is a must-do if you are in Rotorua. Go early, wear comfy walking shoes, and make sure you have water and snacks with you for the day. A truly nature show it is, very unique!

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