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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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US$ 108.65*
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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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Worth the drive and cost to see!

Absolutely beautiful area with a good variety of things to see while meandering through the park. Would definitely pay again to see the beautiful thermal springs! We spent nearly... read more

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely beautiful area with a good variety of things to see while meandering through the park. Would definitely pay again to see the beautiful thermal springs! We spent nearly 2 hours walking around and snapping photos!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice compact park with well marked walking trails. A little it of Yellowstone in New Zealand. Parking was close to trails and the Visitor Center.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrive before 10am in order to get tickets and park up to see the geyser blow at 10.15.Warning,it gets busy so do not leave it too late. The park is a wonder,as one of the most active geothermal areas in the world the colours and sights are wonderful. Give yourself 90 minutes to do the full walk,in order to see... More 

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Godfrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came to walk one trail but walked all three because the park had so much to offer. There are geysers, boiling mud, green lakes, and colourful mineral shorelines. The views and interest spots have signage explaination. This is the Earths art gallery at its best. The geysers goes off at the same time every day in the morning. Best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very well maintained, with great care for the environment - the different colors in the thermal area are worth the visit alone, but there is also plenty of views across the valley and river below.

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What an incredible place! Like a bizarre lunar landscape alive with geysers, bubbling mud pools, boiling water and amazing colours. This place was something totally unique for us.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was worried this would be very kitschy given the title but it's actually a dry well done facility. Went early to get the 10.15 eruption of the main geyser which is a little staged to start but then a real force of nature. There is a small amphitheater where people can gather to see the "show" and most leave after... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing natural wonderland of bubbling mud pools and mineral/sulphur lakes. A must see when visiting Rotorua.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wai-O-Tapu is an absolutely stunning place completely out of this world experience. The one thing that is a bit of putting but have no control over is the smell of the natural springs

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If one has not seen any other it would be great. If one has seen to Yellow Stone then skip this. Reasonably priced admission

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