Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
4.5
Hot Springs & Geysers
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
"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. We are a cashless site, accepting all major credit and EFTPOS cards.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Alfie Burndred
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Jan 2022
Fantastically beautiful area. The most incredible colours and war water wherever you look. We had the perfect weather and were very lucky to enjoy this impressive landscape. Fantastic colourful terrain.
Written 12 January 2022
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy519 contributions
Jan 2021
It doesn’t happen everyday to admire a geyser, so how can you miss the visit to this national park? It’s a natural spectacle you could never imagine: the heat, the smoke… simply amazing and breathtaking!
Written 16 December 2021
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,707 contributions
Sep 2021
They need to update their signage. On the website it says that Wai-o-tapu is closed for refurbishment. However we saw several signs along the main road between Rotorua and Taupo saying they are currently open. So we went to investigate - it is a drive of a few kms off the main road. Sure enough it is closed. So the signage along the main road is all incorrect, and misleading. It would be simple enough to put an update across the advertising signs saying they are temporarily closed.
Written 24 September 2021
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Tessa B
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand4 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Really nice, relaxing and impressive. Would recommend to everyone who is interested in thermal activities. The colors and textures were so interesting.
Written 8 August 2021
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Lynn G
Washington, UK52 contributions
The last time we saw anything volcanic was 1981 Kilauea, Maui, after that Mount Fuji on the north island of Japan. Each one was so enjoyable in its own way.
Written 28 June 2021
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John
Taupo District, New Zealand4 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
Amazingly beautiful place. Absolutely breathtaking views throughout. Really well kept paths and board walks.
Highly recommend
Written 29 March 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Feb 2020
Most unique and colourful geothermal attraction and volcanic features of New Zealand. To see beautiful geyser and most dramatic mud pool with stinky sulphur smell.
Written 29 November 2020
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Mike
Whanganui, New Zealand4 contributions
Nov 2020
A well worth it journey. You get to see nature at its best. excellent chance to take photographs and to see how things are formed.
Written 20 November 2020
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Jaroslav Nečas
Brno, Czech Republic916 contributions
Dec 2019
Thermal park offers few hiking ways to go through. You can see thermal lakes of various colors and temperatures. It's definitely worth a visit for couple of hours.
Written 19 November 2020
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Reet Kamal Kaur
11 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
Must visit. Amazing colorful experience. Would take around 2-3 hours for the complete experience. Enjoy.
Written 18 October 2020
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