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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Ranked #1 of 110 things to do in Rotorua
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Owner description: "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.
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Price was a little more than I expected but it is a tourist park. Unless you have lived under a rock out have never used the internet before would know that Rotoua has a very strong sulphur smell. Yes it can be worse in some places around the park but it they are called sulphur springs for a reason. If you don't like the sulphur smell then I would suggest you don't visit Roto at all. The park has heaps of places to take pics at and don't forget to go up the road a little more to the free mud pools as this is cool.

Visited July 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“If you are a novice this is a wonderful introduction to hydro-thermally active sights”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Well priced and utterly fascinating, I enjoyed every part of my visit, particularly the Lady Knox Geyser

Visited July 2014
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Education for a Brit.”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

For those of us from places where we don't have examples of current geothermal activity this is a real education of what it is all about. Most types of activity shown with well laid out paths with good signage and interpretation panels.
Much more concentrated examples than to be seen in Iceland and here it is amongst beautiful sub-tropical forest rather than bare volcanic scenery. I must go back to see more despite the fact that it is 24 tedious flying hours away.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Truly amazing, all the different hot lakes and geezers”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Seeing all the different lakes and formations was great to see. I'd go back again if I was with friends,

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Most colorful volcanic area”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

It is a spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area. Enjoy seeing unique volcanic features.

Visited July 2014
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