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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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+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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Smelly but interesting

This is a great place to visit. It wasn't too crowded despite it being school holidays. There are lots of different pools to see and the information provided meant the kids... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Rushden, England, United Kingdom
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Rushden, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is a great place to visit. It wasn't too crowded despite it being school holidays. There are lots of different pools to see and the information provided meant the kids learnt stuff too!

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Thank Sam S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a great place to visit and see natures beauty if you are fascinated by nature . The only problem is that it smells of sulphur . If you really want to see the natures beauty this place is worth a visit .

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Thank mrunalis2016
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our plan was to see their geyser at 10:15am. We arrived just before ten. You have to go to the office first to buy tickets and then drive back down the road and park near the geyser area, then walk in to an ampitheatre and wait for the show. The place was packed. At 10:15 we were looking for signs... More 

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Thank cassiewoolley
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite impressed by this thermal park. The neon green pool of water was especially impressive. We visited on a beautiful day and everything looked amazing. Admission was reasonably priced and the food at the cafeteria was good.

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Thank Chris R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the park around 9:00 and left by 11AM. It had some interesting pools and is very walkable and easy to navigate. If you've been to Yellowstone it's nothing special, but if you've never seen geothermal pools before it is worth seeing. The Lady Knox geyser goes very promptly around 10:30 - as it is set off with... More 

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Thank Paige H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent an interesting morning here, the walk wasn't too taxing, and it was so different. Loved the champagne pool with the sulphorous steam. Could have stood in it all day. Great experience.!

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Thank Rosemary F
Canberra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see in the area. The colours are spectacular and there are a few walking tracks to choose from depending on your time/ability.

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Thank OzACT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well laid out and controlled. The descriptions are just enough and the giftshop area is very bright and clean. It's a pro operation. Parking would be a hassle on a busy day though.

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Thank Squizzynet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth it. The coloured thermal pools are a joy to stroll around. A must do for those visiting Rotorua

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool to visit and many different options for various ability levels. There is lots to see but the"easy" walking path will allow you to see everything you need to see

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