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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to see a range of volcanic sights within the one area. Definite highlight is the walkway across the hot mud and the vivid colours of the water in some of the spots. It is an easy walk of a few kilometres around the whole park. There is also an opportunity to see bubbling mud just outside the park... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here - the number of thermal pools make for great viewing. I think the adult ticket cost was about 32.50 NZD, but our holiday park gave us a discount voucher, so worth asking at your accommodation reception. Some points of the walking tour aren't as spectacular as others, but in general it is worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating colors and broad variety of things to see with a free sulfur odor. It is a very nice walk. A little pricey though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! We weren't sure what to expect but this place was amazing. The brochures do not do it justice. Arrived in time to see the geyser erupt the. Headed off around the park and finished with a stop at the bubbling mud pools. Would highly recommend a visit to anyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must go in Rotorua. All those colours! Really amazing! I took lots of photos. The colours are caused by the different minerals in the pools.Forget the geyser. That was at the same time each morning so you know thas not real. The different colourful pools are a must!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This geothermal experience on the outskirts of Rotorua is incredible to be part of. A great walk through the thermal area. Geyser (although artificially created for the benefit of tourists to experience) was very effective

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very good value experience to gaze upon what looks like another planet. There are 3 different walks - the longest taking just on an hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose to go in the afternoon, after the morning rush to see the scheduled, artificially inseminated geyser eruption in the AM. Far less crowds and you still see the amazing park which takes a couple of hours if you do all three trails (which I recommend). If you have never seen any geothermal activity before, you will be amazed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

despite heavy rain to begin with this was an amazing place . did full walk and used cafe all well organised and easy to do .

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