Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua

4.5
#1 of 1,252 in Parks in New Zealand
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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  • Definitely worth it, if you're going to see thermal activity's this one's the best I've seen and well worth the money. Try and make sure you're there to see the Geyser eruption at 10 am, we arrived...  more »
  • This was an unbelievably humbling experience, to see mother nature at her best! Greeted by the smell of sulphur, we took the walk along the well marked out paths. About a 3km walk all round, with...  more »
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