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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission
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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...more
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201 Waiotapu Loop Road | Rd 3, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

To begin with, as we started the walk around, it was pretty 'meh' as we had already been to Te Puia, but the Champagne Pool and Rainbow coloured surrounds were simply extraordinary - we went round twice! Remarkable place!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SophieLoveOz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hmmm... For those having already seen a geyser in action, don't book the Lady Knox Geyser tour. I was there ten years ago and the geyser has literally lost most of its steam - not very impressive anymore. The rest? Worth a visit, but expect...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kuehn_ulrich
Reviewed yesterday

The Lady Knox geyser erupts at 10.15am every day. So arrive early to buy your tickets (better still, booked online and just collect the tickets). The arrangement is a little troublesome - you have to park and purchase the admission tickets, then drive to another...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rdreamer
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fantastic time seeing all the hot spots of this thermal area & all the pools of colours that Mother Nature has to offer ... as the water & salts & minerals come from the earth & change the colours of the landscape. Most famous...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1AnnetteA
Waiotapunz, Public Relations Manager at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review Annette! Great to hear you too your time in the park to enjoy every aspect!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We first tried to visit here while driving from Taupo to Rotorua - we arrived at 10:40am to the amazing traffic jam as people who had been at Lady Knox moved onto Wai-O-Tapu. We didn’t stay. We did return the next day at 9am -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rach4689
Waiotapunz, Public Relations Manager at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the feed back Rachel! It really is a beautiful park to be in there by yourself, so peaceful and quiet

Reviewed 2 days ago

Again we did this with our 12-year-old granddaughter and it was a wonderful experience but tiring--grandpa and granddaughter made me do most of the walk around the site. The colours were fantastic and there were clear explanations as to how the pools, lakes, and ledges...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pelizabethcutts
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to stay in Taupō and do day drips. The first of these was to see the geysers and hot springs just outside Rotorua at the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal wonderland. After arriving and parking we bought our tickets and then jumped back in to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank simmopj
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been back to Wai-o-Tapu many times and still think this is one of the most remarkable places in NZ. So proud to share this gem with visitors

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank toosienz
Waiotapunz, Public Relations Manager at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Toosie! Thank you so much for the great feed back, glad to know you're a regular to our Wai-O-Tapu area!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An interesting geothermal site but the geyser show at 10:30 means that the entire day’s visitors arrive at once and either the site nor the staff can cope. Also you have to park, get a ticket then move the car and park again then move...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well spent couple of hours in a very special setting. Highly recommended for someone visiting the area

Date of experience: January 2019
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Holly M
18 December 2018|
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Response from Waiotapunz | Property representative |
Morena Holly, Unfortunately, we only have two locations with toilet blocks, both being around the visitor centre. We do hope you still decide to visit Wai-O-Tapu to do at least track 1 which takes about 45 minutes (1.5km... More
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20 November 2018|
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DIANNEQUILL
25 October 2018|
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Response from Waiotapunz | Property representative |
Kia Ora, the first walk is 1.5 km and usually takes people 30 - 45 minutes. We've never really experienced anyone have allergic reactions to the sulfate before so i'd recommend getting some medical advise from coming
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