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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
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Ranked #9 of 117 things to do in Rotorua
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful time looking and buying souvenirs. A must see if you haven't been there. Our second time there and will go again. Be early for the geyser!!

Thank Pikke13
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"the lady knox geyser"
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"champagne pool"
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"wai o tapu"
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"mud pools"
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"amazing colours"
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"artist's palette"
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"main park"
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"geyser eruption"
in 84 reviews
"thermal area"
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"geothermal activity"
in 225 reviews
"natural wonder"
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"mother nature"
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"short drive"
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"take your time"
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"boiling mud"
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"geothermal features"
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"own pace"
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

This place was great. We enjoyed every inch of it. The scenery was great. It was wonderful to walk through.
We went early in the morning, and I would suggest you to do so. It was less crowded, and not very hot in the beginning, therefore easier to walk through.
Then we went to Lady Knox Geyser. It's erupted artificially at 10:15. If you have seen some geysers, this is not a must. But when you are there, and have some free time, it is still a good scene. It helps you to catch you breath after the tracking.

Thank G3A
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

They had to induce the geyser... With soap. It just didn't seem natural. But the walk was sweet as and the mud pool was good too.

Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Joined the Elite Tour minibus with Trent Neilson and experienced the sights and smells of the thermal bubblings in many places. Stopped to await the geyser, called Lady Constance Knox, spurt up to 30 feet having been provoked by chemicals - impressive. Walked around other pools of bubbling sulphur before being taken on to Waimangu volcanic valley. Unfortunately the walk was too long so had to sit it out but was transported down the valley to witness the lake at the bottom gently steaming away and taken back up to the top to rejoin the rest of the party.

Thank bookman_12
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

Want to see a thermal wonderland in Rotorua, then forget all the other ones ...this is thee one to do!!

Thank James M
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