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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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Fantastically beautiful area. The most incredible colours and war water wherever you look. We had the perfect weather and were very lucky to enjoy this impressive landscape. Fantastic colourful...
Fantastically beautiful area. The most incredible colours and war water wherever you look. We had the perfect weather and were very lucky to enjoy this impressive landscape. Fantastic colourful... more »
It doesn’t happen everyday to admire a geyser, so how can you miss the visit to this national park? It’s a natural spectacle you could never imagine: the heat, the smoke… simply amazing and...
It doesn’t happen everyday to admire a geyser, so how can you miss the visit to this national park? It’s a natural spectacle you could never imagine: the heat, the smoke… simply amazing and... more »
Special place the walk well signed and informative and the staff lovely
One of our favorite spots. So informative with stunning views. We had a really nice walk there. We arrived early in the morning. We paid NZD65 for 2 adults. We had a short walk and then, saw the Lady Knox Geyser eruption at 10.15. It was interesting. After that we re-entered the geothermal park. Spent hours there. One of the lakes has the most interesting color I have seen.
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