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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

201 Waiotapu Loop Road | Rd 3, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
+64 7-366 6333
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"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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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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201 Waiotapu Loop Road | Rd 3, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
+64 7-366 6333
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great experience in seeing the many unique geothermal attractions especially Lady Knox Geyser. Thermal Wonderland is suitable for all ages including family groups and is a popular tourist attraction.

Thank Rickby
Reviewed yesterday

Compared to Yellowstone this might be somewhat disappointing, but still there are a lot of good photo opportunities if you walk all the trails (which will take you some 60 to 90 minutes). There are sections with steep steps but if you avoid these even...More

Thank Brock53
Reviewed 2 days ago

great experience even thou the day we went it was overcast and a little rain it was still a pleasure walking around looking at the different geothermal pools

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The geyser was an absolute waste of time, very underwhelming and not worth the rush to get there, moving the car, finding another park, sitting there for 30 minutes, listen to the blurb and watch it sputter for one minute, then driving back to the...More

Thank Anne-Marie M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had been recommended to see this when we were in Rotorua, and as a site, it was impressive. Personally I found the experience way over priced for what it was worth. And Im sure if you are going to Rotorua, you will know this,...More

Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really nice place to walk and discover interesting facts for the kids. Second time in the place, and it worth it.

Thank abannisterhepp
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is one of the reasons for I will never forget my trip to New Zealand. Amazing experience with different colored pools around the park due to different minerals and geothermal activity. Tens of photos in a 2h walk around a unique park. Certainly...More

1  Thank grigorat
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although the day was wet, it didn't stop us from enjoying the 4km (if you wanted to) walk along the information track. Trip on the boat was great and the bus back to the information was helpful.

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great experience. Make sure to arrive early for the 10.15 Lady Knox Geyser eruption as there is limited seats and space. Tour was informative and entertaining. Use bookme.com or the “Arrive magazine” for discounts. Very scenic and educational experience would highly recommend.

Thank jhnlinskyz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend and I really wanted to check this out and we ended up coming pretty late in the day. We had read that it would take 3 hours to see the whole park but we managed to see it all in 1.5 hours. It...More

Thank Larz1125
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26 August 2017|
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Response from Bernard T | Reviewed this property |
There are family tickets but you need transport to get there from Rotarua - either hire car or taxi. There are 3 levels of walks from short with no steps to longer with several small climbs. There are no rails to prevent... More
3 August 2017|
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Response from Jack G | Reviewed this property |
u can just turn up. i recommend that u get those discount voucher when u reached auckland airport. usually they have this place at the airport. it can save u some money.
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24 June 2017|
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Response from TrevorRadburn | Reviewed this property |
Hey I don't think you will need to visit Wai-O-Tapu. If you want to go for a swim in a thermal, go to Kerosene Creek, it's free