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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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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission

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Great day out, lots to see and a wonderful trek around the site good value and very friendly staff to offer advice and information

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day out, lots to see and a wonderful trek around the site good value and very friendly staff to offer advice and information

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In my opinion this is must visit place when in New Zealand. I was absolutely blown away by this place. It can get a bit touristy, especially around 10am when it looks like most of the tourists arrive because this is when Lady Knox geyser is activated. If you arrive a couple of hours later you can have park to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never seen geo thermal activity before and I enjoyed the way it was coordinated. I loved to see the variety of volcanic activity.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This attratction, one of many in the area is totally overpriced. If you have never seen geysirs or mud pools etc, then by all means do it, it is definitely amazing if you have never seen anything liek it. But if you have been to Yellowtone get ready for a much much much smaller version, less pretttier version, stinkier version... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great to checkout out the thermal activity. Very smelly of rotten egg but easy to block your nose. Nice walk to view the pools

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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a photographer and would love to have visited this place under better lighting. Unfortunately they close early but if you can go there on an overcast day, there are great opportunities to photo photograph. This is high on the tourist groups list so we found it to be very crowded and there are other locations in Rotorua that... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lady Knox geyser was pretty disappointing. Activated by dropping a bag of soap inside and 4 min later we got a mediocre gush of white water no more than 4-5 meters. The rest of the site is nice though. Craters, gases and steam, colored lakes and ponds, mineral deposits. The 1.5 hr walk around takes you through all these features.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really unique experience and I believe excellent value for money. Good coffee and food also available with ample seating

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While staring at the gorgeous colours, it takes a moment to comprehend just what youre looking at - beautiful cant decribe it. If youre in the area (even if youre not), this Thermal Wonderland MUST be seen Staff were also super friendly and helpful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place with some really good photo opportunities. Really good to see the Geyser erupt we've not seen anything like it before. Lovely walks must wear good footwear no flip flops allowed. We wore trainers.

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