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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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US$ 23.94*
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission
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US$ 109.77*
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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour
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US$ 195.23*
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Rotorua Geothermal Wonders and Waikato River Jet Boat Ride

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A great place to visit. The walks are well laid out. The pictures in the brochures match the place. I truly couldn't believe we would see was the advertising displayed.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to visit. The walks are well laid out. The pictures in the brochures match the place. I truly couldn't believe we would see was the advertising displayed.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area is amazing. The car park is huge so no problems there and the park is immense. There are 3 walks and a self guided route that takes you to the named thermal attractions. My favourite was Lake Ngakoro which like the devils bath.is a stunning green in colour, Fabulous.

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Thank SteveS1970
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's really awesome. The champagne pools and devil's bath is a must see attraction. Don't miss the lady Knox geyser.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately it was drizzly and overcast when we went so didn't feel we got the best out of this attraction, and for that reason it felt somewhat expensive. The red walk was good but would have been improved with better weather. The geyser was somewhat overrated given it's induced and a bit of an effort/traffic jam to drive to "showtime".... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here and it is absolutely fabulous- the geyser was great (10:15 ish), tip for people in a budget if you have seen thermal pools then this part is free. However, I've never seen anything in my life like the pools here and the lakes and worth the visit - a real must see.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a day tour with Scott Tours in Tauranga on the Internet as part of our cruise around NZ in early February. Owner Geoff met us at the Cruise Terminal shortly after we docked and gave us a wonderful tour lasting 7 hours to the Thermal Wonderland as well as stops on the way back to Rotorua and a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a very good visit, my third. I was showing round a new visitor to Rotorua area and she loved it. Nice shady outdoor seating for snack lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must do in the Rotorua area. Only 30 minutes outside of town, this is really popular with tourists! The wide range of amazing thermal areas to see was great. It really biwildred me how the geothermal area can affect the land and great magnificent pools, craters and lakes to see. The most cool areas being the champagne... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A truly wonderful attraction located about 20 minutes from Rotorua. Went early to see the 10:30 eruption of the Lady Knox geyser but were disappointed as it only went up 20 or so feet even after being "induced with powder" - we, along with 200 others, wondered if the rest of the park was similarly over-rated - but we weren't,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth a visit if in the area, many different pools and quite smelly but colourful and interesting at the same time. I think there is somewhere nearby that you can go and bathe in the pools as we saw people with bathing costumes on, but we didn't have time to explore further.

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