Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua

4.5
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Discover the surreal volcanic landscape of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, a natural geothermal area stretching over 18 sq km (7 sq mi). Choose one of three self-guided trails, each of which boasts numerous colorful lakes, rock formations, and mud pools. Enjoy the vivid hues of the geothermal pools, and take stunning shots of the eerie, sulphuric hot springs. The visitor center provides amenities, including a cafe and gift shop. Before you head to Rotorua, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rotorua trip planner , to make sure you see all that Rotorua has to offer, including Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.
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  • An incredible experience seeing all the incredible pools and colors found in nature! Recommend going rain or shine and doing all 3 walking tracks it wasn’t too hard of a walk!  more »
  • Easy drive from Rotorua made this a great morning outing. The park was easy to stroll around with a good variety of sites. The champagne pool and the “green” lake were highlights. Well worth a visit a...  more »
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