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Named as "One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Thousands of years in the making, visitors can choose one or all of three walks which take between 30 and 75 minutes.
Unique features include the world famous Champagne Pool naturally coloured springs, bubbling mud, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations.
The natural bush setting adds another dimension to the experience as does the Lady Knox Geyser which erupts daily at 10.15 am to heights of up to 20 meters. The modern Visitor Centre has a wide range of New Zealand souvenirs and a cafe which has internal and external dining areas.
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, 201 Waiotapu Loop Rd, RD3, Rotorua Central, Rotorua, 3073, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- April-October: 8:30am-5:00pm (last admission 3:45 pm) November-March: 8:30am-6:00pm (last admission 4:45pm) Christmas Day: 8:30 am-1:00 pm (last admission 11:45 am)
- Months of operation:
- All months of the year
Facilities and Features
- Proximity to airport:
- Approximately 35 minutes drive from Rotorua Airport
- Proximity to coach terminal:
- Approximately 30kms to Rotorua Terminal
- Proximity to town:
- 27kms (20mins drive) from Rotorua, 53kms (40mins drive) from Taupo
Pricing and Conditions