Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua

4.5
#1 of 1,247 in Parks in New Zealand
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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  • Bought our tickets online through their website. Easy. That way we could drive straight to the Lady Knox Geyser to see it erupt at 10:15 am. It is prompted to erupt by the workers adding surfactant...  more »
  • This is really worth the drive. Awesome natural geo-thermal activity to be experienced. Loved the walk and the sights.  more »

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