Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua

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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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  • When in the Rotorua area a visit to a thermal spring is a must-do . . . and Wai-O-Tapu is ideal. There is an excellent visitor centre and the whole park is extremely well organised. There are three di...  more »
  • A very busy site so definitely time your visit for the off-peak periods. The attractions were honestly a little disappointing. The geyser is induced to erupt, rather than a naturally occurring event. ...  more »
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