Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool

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Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool

Waiotapu Boardwalk/ Mud Pool
4.5
National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hot Springs & Geysers
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HypnoWarrior
Porirua, New Zealand927 contributions
Always enjoyable
Apr 2021
We've been here many times in the last 13 years and each time we still enjoy the bubbling smelling mud pools. The fact that it's free is a great bonus. A good stop here to break the drive.
Written 7 June 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,444 contributions
Most fascinating thing I have ever seen
Dec 2020
The Boardwalk and Mud Pool feature boiling mud. The mud bubbles rise to the top, then implode. They are beautiful to watch. They are symmetrical but have a very short life-span. I have never seen anything so fascinating. We watched the mud bubbles for over an hour.
Written 3 December 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,444 contributions
Dancing mud is not to be missed
Dec 2019
You can't go to Rotorua and miss the "dancing mud." Rotorua is the heart of Maori culture. Due to thermal activity, the boiling mud makes shapes and keeps on ploppng away, without a break. The mud is quite fascinating, I rate the dancing mud as one of the high points of out trip to New Zealand's North Is;land.
Written 15 April 2020
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Ztayob
Brisbane, Australia80 contributions
Really good
Mar 2020 • Couples
Visited the thermal wonderland and purchased tickets for the 3 walks (90 mins) in total. Cost was 32.50 and each. The walk was easy . Views were magnificent. Colors were incredible. Smell of the sulphur was a bit strong. A really good tour and views are quite unique. The colors of the champagne pool were incredible.
Written 7 March 2020
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JMyersWirral
Wirral86 contributions
Thermal Wonderland!
Feb 2020
The Lady Know geyser is set off at 10.15 am every morning - so don't be late! It was interesting to see how this was achieved by placing soap into the geyser. Sometimes the effect is more spectacular than at other times. The thermal wonderland boardwalk is spectacular and you wont see the like of this anywhere else. The colours produced in the Champagne Pool are amazing. Well worth a visit.
Written 3 March 2020
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William T
Hong Kong, China14 contributions
Disappointing facility management & annoying attitude
Jan 2020 • Friends
Wai-O-Tapu Thermo Wonderful - poor facility management . Everyone is made to believe the Lady Knox Geyser is part of the coverage, as entering the Geyser parking lot requires showing the “Thermal Park & Lady Knox Geyser” tickets. On date of our visit, we parked at the parking lot inside the Geyser area. After the Geyser eruption, we wanted to move on to the thermal park but found too many cars leaving the Geyser park at the same time and then the main area car park could be full. We decided to leave our car at the Geyser area parking lot. It was around 1pm , we finished the thermal park and I walked to the Geyser area parking area , intending to collect our car. It was found the area road access was locked up. It took almost an hour before the Visitor Center sent a staff to unlock the gate.
We found there was absolutely no sign of gate closure at all. In walking passed several staff working in the Park, they said this happens almost every day that cars were locked up in such parking lot.

I walked to the Visitor Center, a lady that presented her as supervisor told me they had announced the closure during the Geyser show. I told her I did not hear it and why they could not put up written signs in appropriate areas to remind visitors as it happens almost every day. Then you she told me the Geyser was not part of “them”, thus they could not do anything about it and she expressed she would not talk to me any longer and walked away .
I found this sort of responses was totally irresponsible and annoying to visitor who intended to question & suggest this issue could be minimised in the future.
Written 16 February 2020
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ERDFirefighter
Edmonton, Canada863 contributions
The free mud pool only
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a review of the free mud pool not the mud pool that cost $32 to enter. The free mud pool is just up the road. It is very interesting with a few areas to witness the bubbling of the mud. It is not very busy and you can get great views from a few different platforms.
Written 7 February 2020
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Raech
Rotorua, New Zealand299 contributions
Probably the best mud pool in Rotorua and it’s free!
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is one of the best mud pools I’ve seen, and I was born and grew up here! Worth the drive out. Take the time to visit Wai-o-Tapu while you’re there. See my separate review about Lady Knox Geyser!
Written 1 January 2020
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Pat Leung
Hong Kong, China874 contributions
Awesome thermal wonderland
Sep 2019
This is an awesome geothermal wonderland good for all family members, kids, mums and dads, grandparents. Tourists need to buy entry tickets from visitor centre / souvenir shop at $65 each and they accept cards only (no cash).

First we walk through many craters, we then entered the geothermal pools area and the very large Champagne Pool was stunning. This is an attraction worth spending 2-3 hours.

在遊客中心買好票,先經過一大遍硫磺坑,到達一群五彩繽紛地熱水池,現場煙霧迷漫,真有點像仙景一般。在這裡可以待兩小時以上。
Written 31 October 2019
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NashOBX
Nashville, TN19 contributions
Amazing geothermal views at Waiotapu.
Oct 2019
A great day spent at this geothermal park. A lot of walking through beautiful scenery, some of it hilly. The best sites are the water and mud pools. Amazing sites and great photo opportunities. The geyeser demonstration is interesting but it’s manipulated to “go off” once a day rather than occurring on its own. So if you miss it, don’t despair, the rest of the park is well worth the admission price. If you want to see the geyser, be aware that you go to the main park entrance first to get your ticket, then take a short drive to the geyeser site, then drive back over to see the park. So allow enough time for that. Good gift shop.
Written 29 October 2019
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