Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua: Hours, Address, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Reviews: 4.5/5

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
4.5
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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Admission tickets
from NZ$32.50
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John
Taupo District, New Zealand3 contributions
Beautiful
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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Ambflyer1
New Zealand124 contributions
Rather cool
Sep 2020 • Family
Walking through the huge gift shop and pass by the cafe, you have a choice to make, the long walk or short. Fully maintained walkways take you through different volcanic sites from the edge of the Reporua Caldera or the yellow fluorescent Devils Bath. (See photo) Take your camera and click away to view this fascinating volcanic zone, it's worth the visit.
Written 8 December 2020
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
MOST DRAMATIC AND COLOURFUL EXPERIENCE.
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
Wonderful
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
Easy hike and thermal lakes
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
Colorful geothermal park
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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Shannen
5 contributions
Great day trip
Nov 2019
It's nice to go here for a day and wonder around the beautiful nature.
I visited this place in February 2018, I think the summer is one of the best times to visit it as the color of the blue sky and the color of the geisers are amazing then!
Written 18 October 2020
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helliffe
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions
Awesome visit
Oct 2020 • Couples
Must visit this place and do the walk if you visit Rotorua. Amazing views and the walk is not too bad. Few steps to climb but the lakes and the views are worth it.
Written 13 October 2020
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T R
7 contributions
Interesting experience
Sep 2020 • Couples
This was the second time I've visited and it was still neat. Still a wonder that so many different
natural treasures are all so close to one another. We were pressed for time and found the map was a bit basic and got confused when there was part of the track closed without explanation.
The geyser was impressive for children, unfortunately we didn't have any with us. We loved the bubbling mud but thought it should have been signposted from the road so everyone can enjoy it.
Written 9 October 2020
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indiamerrick
Auckland, New Zealand19 contributions
Skip the geyser and arrive early!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Definitely head early - we arrived at opening time. There will be a thick fog, make the most of it! The park is quiet and beautiful, and you can get lots of photos with the steam in the cold air. Then, around 10:00/11:00 the fog lifts completely and the colours are amazing. I absolutely recommend skipping the geyser - it's man made, and further up the road. We skipped this and got a wonderful quiet park go relax, take photos and really enjoy the environment! The walk is long - bring water and sunscreen! Take a long time at the champagne pool as well, it's incredible!
Written 8 October 2020
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