Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua

4.5
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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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  • We visited the thermal hot spring with our 9 year old son. The whole family marveled at the unusual working nature. The champagne pool was spectacular. Lady Knox eruption was worth seeing for...  more »
  • Wow! The colours were just unreal! If you are in Rotorua it is a must-see spot. It will take about three hours to cover the longest walking route. We were amazed by this place! Beautiful!  more »
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