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Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland’s wow-factor makes it high on the list of Rotorua’s must-see attractions. Use your admission ticket for all-day access to this otherworldly geothermal park, which includes active Lady Knox Geyser. The visitor center offers an introduction along with well-signed pathways, allowing independent visitors to explore at their own pace.
  • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland admission ticket
  • Self-guided tour caters to independent travelers
  • Well-marked walkways lead past the visitor center
  • See Lady Knox Geyser erupt in late morning
Important Information
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is a cashless site. All major credit cards and EFTPOS is available.
  • Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is Smoke-Free within the visitor center and geothermal park
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cheffi.k wrote a review 18 May
2 contributions
Very nice experience , helpful staff , perfect hygiene , memorable and enough room to enjoy and make videos .
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Date of experience: May 2020
Ron and Lynne H wrote a review 13 May
Mooloolaba, Australia97 contributions17 helpful votes
Loved visiting this Thermal Park to see nature performing . This really is a must see, spectacular colours, Thermal Fissures, Bubbling Mud , Steam Vents and vivid colour lakes. Mother nature is amazing
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Date of experience: March 2020
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sweetlou27 wrote a review Apr 2020
Clayton, New Jersey248 contributions77 helpful votes
About a 40 minute drive from center of Rotorua towards Taupo. Spent about 2 1/2 hrs touring this fascinating and beautiful place. Recommend coming early to avoid the strong sun and heat. We logged about 2 miles walking on their well signed paths. Great photography with the
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Date of experience: March 2020
Emily wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle, Australia57 contributions4 helpful votes
This place looks like something out of this world. Very busy of a morning after the lady knox geyser which was awesome to see but annoying to be stuck with the crowds of tourist.
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Date of experience: March 2020
LauraCristineJ wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions5 helpful votes
Price point is good and there are 3 different walks to take, depending on your ability/interest in thermal spots. Worth a visit to see the beautiful range of colours of the Champagne Pool and surrounding nature but wouldn't say this is a must see while in Rototua.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Colorful Geothermal Area
The intense colors in this geothermal park were incredible. The paths were easy to follow and the views were amazi
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Fascinating Place
We arrived to see the geyser go off which is staged but interesting. Best was a walk around at our own pace. The fi
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THis place was amazing, really worth a visit, colours are great and it is quite spectacular to see the steam rising
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Bob H
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua
My wife and I visited this excursion and were very impressed by the landscape filled with thermal springs and mud p
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Sort Of A Miniature Yellowstone
I realize that many people reading this review will not have had a chance to visit Yellowstone National Park in the
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Dorota B
Interesting place
Nice to have walk around in interesting area with different geothermal wonders. Good description of each pools and
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Volcanic adventure
An amazing smelly experience. The colours of the pools were a visual delight and the explanations for each pool wer
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Worth the Drive
This is a very interesting, very beautiful geothermal area with lots of diverse things to see. There are three dif
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Truly stunning
Visit the thermal wonderland and see the geysers and lakes. Many different spots and a lake at the far end to view.
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Pam D
A very interesting area to visit, but lots of crowds. Theis attraction is spread over a large area. Nice visitor
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Absolutely fascinating.
You cannot visit Rotorua without seeing this beautiful natural phenomenon. Absolutely fascinating with geysers hot
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Karen W
a must do while in Rotarua.
incredible, im so glad to have experienced these thermal pools, the walkways are safe, we had great weather, a must
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caroline l
Incredible place
Amazing place. Seeing this moonscape first hand was quite an experience. Listening to the earth bubbling beneath
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Beautiful Colors
New Zealand has lots of geothermal, volcanic, and earthquake influences. Waiotapu does a good job of displaying ge
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Interesting and well prepared
Interesting but still wondering if that’s a must. The price is ok and you’ll get a nice show at Lady Knox Geyser (i
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  • Duration: 2h
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