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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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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission
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US$116.00*
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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour
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Thermal Wonderland from Rotorua with Hobbiton, Waimangu Add-On
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“champagne pool” (438 reviews)
“wai o tapu” (622 reviews)
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201 Waiotapu Loop Road | Rd 3, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
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+64 7-366 6333
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1 - 10 of 5,054 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Having visited a few attractions in the last few days this was definitely the best value for money. Had a great time, very well set out, brochure for self guide was spot on and just enjoyed it immensely. Plenty of seats for a rest around...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This park was well kept and very beautiful. Each visitor can choose a length of walk that suits them. Would go again!

Thank Dana-Rose28
Reviewed yesterday

If you like nature and all the beauty she represents, Wai-o-Tapu a nice wonder of nature. Is a good and nice walk around, beautiful sceneries amazing for photography

Thank Helder P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There's an entrance fee of NZ$35 and the last admission is at 3:45 during this time of the year The park is clean, well signed and the 'attractions' are really pretty. I did all 3 loops in about 1:15 but because I got in pretty...More

1  Thank Carolina G
Reviewed 4 days ago

These geysers were awesome to watch, Far better than we expected. Well organised paths, and walkways. Saw the Lady Knox as well.

Thank Lynette W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The attractions in this wonderland are pretty. You'll constantly see steam coming out of the ground and nice colours due to the presence of different metals. Entry tickets are priced "okay", but it's one of the must see in rotorua.

Thank Wai Kit F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very educational. Wife wasn't a big fan of the smell, but thats sulphur for yah 😉 Well constructed safe walkways for the whole family.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Has to be one of the best geothermal parks we have done. We had a great start with Lady Knox geyser and then a 2 hour stroll around the stunning landscape. Amazing nature and almost a toxic but natural environment. The highlight was the beautiful...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a beautiful hour plus walk through a large geothermal area. Some pools are surprising colors, others make sounds. There are hot streams, waterfalls, and some amazing scenery.

Thank monkeysmom21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wai-O-Tapu was enjoyable to visit, and the thermal mud and pools weren't too spread out, so it wasn't difficult to walk round everything. The day we visited it wasn't too busy, so it never felt crowded or touristy. The toilets were very clean and well...More

Thank 660megan
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lorenelfm
26 August 2017|
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Response from Bernard T | Reviewed this property |
There are family tickets but you need transport to get there from Rotarua - either hire car or taxi. There are 3 levels of walks from short with no steps to longer with several small climbs. There are no rails to prevent... More
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TinaLB1975
4 August 2017|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
We were on a tour which we booked through viator
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25 June 2017|
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Response from 868malharm | Reviewed this property |
Wai-O-Tapu is pure geo-thermal and has different colours of slurry based on the material beneath. Te-Puia has geo-thermal as well as cultural program, museum, KIWI bird, etc. You can avoid Wai-O-Tapu if you are not very keen... More
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