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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission

  • Admission to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Marvel at the variety of technicolor hot pools at Wai-O-Tapu
  • Arrive in the morning to catch the daily eruption of Lady Knox Geyser at 10:15am
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission
From US$22.42
Explore the well-marked paths of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and witness Lady Knox Geyser erupt. Your admission ticket grants you all-day access to one of New Zealand’s most popular geothermal parks, located just outside of Rotorua. Stroll past gurgling mud pools, volcanic craters and steaming lakes at your own pace. Consult your complimentary guidebook to learn about the area’s volcanic activity, and view informative displays along the trails and at the visitor center.
What to Expect
Make your own way to Wai-O-Tapu, located a 20-minute drive south from Rotorua. Expect to spend between 45 and 90 minutes at Wai-O Tapu, and arrive by late morning if you wish to see the daily eruption of Lady Knox Geyser after an informative presentation.

Perhaps start your self-guided tour at the visitor center, where you’ll learn about the 1886 blast of Tarawera Volcano, which destroyed the natural features known as the Pink and White Terraces. 

Get an overview of the area from the lookout point, then set your own pace over marked walking trails as you meander past vividly colored hot pools, volcanic craters and steaming fissures in the geothermal park. 

Admire the New Zealand bush along the walkways, where display panels inform you about the thermal activity you see. Consult your complimentary full-color guide-map for further details about the natural wonders. 

You can also grab a bite to eat at the on-site cafe, shop and picnic area while taking in the amazing sights of Wai-O-Tapu.
Reviews (28)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geyser was great, lots to see

Lot's of things to see, really spread out so even at a busy time it wasn't too crowded. Colours were amazing in places. Geyser was pretty special.

Thank GwynL27
Reviewed 4 October 2018
Naturaly amazing

A must visit destination if you want to see natural wonders. The walking path created to view is great. One can walk at their leisure, no need tour guide.

Thank Baskaran A
Reviewed 26 June 2018
Wonderful day

We visited with a friend from Australia and were not disappointed. Great walks and beautiful colours from the pools and craters. Would recommend this visit. Good price as well

1  Thank Debbie111805
Reviewed 4 May 2018
An experience

If you are interested in geo thermal pools then this is a must. Having said that once you’re seen 1 bubbling pool of spelly sulfur and stream you’ve really seen them all. Was glad I experienced it, because I’m pretty sure I will never had...More

6  Thank Sadie P
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Up close and personal doesnt nearly describe this experience. We loved this wonderland of geysers, lakes and geothermal everything. Three different grades of walks meant you could do what suited you . We came back with masses of fabulous photos. I could go there everyday...More

2  Thank Sandra201255
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