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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“champagne pool” (516 reviews)
“wai o tapu” (688 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
201 Waiotapu Loop Road | Rd 3, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
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"the lady knox geyser"
in 595 reviews
"champagne pool"
in 516 reviews
"wai o tapu"
in 688 reviews
"mud pools"
in 622 reviews
"amazing colours"
in 98 reviews
"artist's palette"
in 70 reviews
"main park"
in 70 reviews
"geyser eruption"
in 84 reviews
"thermal area"
in 162 reviews
"geothermal activity"
in 228 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 67 reviews
"mother nature"
in 73 reviews
"short drive"
in 78 reviews
"boiling mud"
in 95 reviews
"take your time"
in 62 reviews
"sulphur smell"
in 59 reviews
"geothermal features"
in 66 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The lady geyser at the end of the road from the thermal place was good learnt some facts about the geyser. The thermal place was a good walk couldn’t see the colours shown in the photos due to the smoke however there were a few...More

Thank Jessica2329
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a fee to get in this place and our hotel gave us a discount so check with your hotel if you can get a discount. The geyser is on another side of the park. When we got here, the geyser side was already...More

Thank ToniLuvsScuba
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We read a review which said excellent for wheelchairs so decided to give it a go. I suspect the other reviewer may have had someone light to push, whereas my total weight with wheelchair is around 105kg (230lb). We have travelled widely over the years...More

Thank Gary C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed exploring the parks geothermal wonders. Very much liked the freedom of choice in setting our own pace and distance. Never felt crowded or exploited. Staff friendly and seemed to enjoy working there. Would have liked to see Maori names alongside English ones.

Thank NZ67family
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Geyser is needed for eruption. If you have seen old faithful, you may want to skip this science project.

Thank Notashlee
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Firstly make sure you get there for the Lady Knox Geyser, very informative and it was impressive when we went. You have to go to the main gate first too get your tickets, then drive back to the geyser. We then went back to the...More

Thank katejim1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was magical. I was worried I was coming to a tourist trap but it lived up to the hype. Visually stunning and powerful. We had a mix of sun and overcast skies. The Lady Knox Geyser was better than I thought it would...More

Thank T K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really impressed with this park :) a very well laid out walk where paths do not interfere with the most magnificent geothermal activity. Such colour from yells, red, blue and even the devils green bath :) very much recommend a visit. And a very active...More

Thank Drinda J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We briefly visited here for half a day and it was well worth the stop. We were fortunate that the Pohutu Geyser erupted seconds after we stopped by the site. It was a wonderful example of the awesomeness of nature! The whole area was one...More

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really great time here. The geyser erupting was fascinating to watch and the the walk around the area was even better. We spent about 2 hours there in total and good spots to sit and have lunch if you wanted to, some...More

Thank Priscilla S
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janet69saffron
2 April 2018|
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Response from reemslaw | Reviewed this property |
They add a special soap mix at 10:15am every day to ‘induce’ the geyser so this won’t change anymore than tv programs or train timetables etc.
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marshy1991
1 March 2018|
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Response from Raja V | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. But ensure he doesnt stray away from you
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Olga Y
21 February 2018|
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Response from BmmrBabe | Reviewed this property |
Please ignore previous answer. I was thinking of another place. Sorry! I asked Tripadvisor to remove the answer.
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