Point of Interest

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201 Waiotapu Loop Road, Waiotapu, North Island.

+64 7 366 6333




Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is a spectacular showcase of New Zealand's most colourful and unique geothermal elements sculpted by thousands of years of volcanic activity. Lady Knox Geyser provides a unique opportunity to see an eruption to heights of 10 to 20 metres. Open 365 days of the year including all public holidays. Wai-O-Tapu no longer accepts cash on-site. All major credit cards and EFTPOS available on-site. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -38.356237 Lng: 176.367407

User Reviews



Great stop for a cloudy day!



This place was incredible, like from another world. I think this is the first thing anyone should see in Rotorua. In compare with different places in Rotorua, Wai-o-tapu is not even expensive. We were thrilled.



It's a shame we can't visit this natural wonder for free... I think it's unfair for a private business to charge so much to see a place that is there naturally. However Wai o Tapu is a fascinating display of geothermal wonders! Stunning pools, craters, colours. If you just like to take photos and move on, it's not worth the money, however if you enjoy being fascinated by what incredible things our earth creates, then it's well worth going and taking your time to be amazed :) give yourself at least 2 hours, I could have stayed there for 3 easily!


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