Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua
About Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 201 Waiotapu Loop Rd, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
Ticket Price: 33 NZD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Outdoors, Family And Kids, Nature, Volcano
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Waiotapu really looks like a wonderland, with vividly colored pools, changing landscapes, volcanic craters, steaming geysers and bubbling mud pools. One of the most colorful attractions in New Zealand, the area is best known for the flamboyantly colored Artist's Palette pool and the very dramatic Champagne Pool. The area also has the Lady Knox Geyser, which erupts daily at 10:15 AM, reaching a height of 20m and lasting for an hour.
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland Ticket Prices
- Children 5-15 years - $11; Children under 5 - Free.
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland Opening and Closing Hours
- Recommended time to visit is at 10 AM.
How To reach Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland by Public Transport
- You can board a shuttle bus from Wai-O-Tapu to Rotorua. All major tour operators also operate from Rotorua to Waiotapu.
Restaurants Near Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
- The Geyser Cafe in Waitapu offers a variety of snack options.
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Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua Reviews - Write a Review
A must visit if you are in Rotorua or traveling to Taupo. It is a unique kind of beauty and is very interesting if you've never been to a thermal site. Champagne Pool is a vibrant site with bright colors. The tickets come with a map with marked stops, so it's very easy to follow along and enjoy the views. The park is divided into 3 walks: you can do a short loop to the Champagne Pool and return back to the entrance or continue on and be rewarded with a beautiful view of a lake roughly at the farthest point from the entrance. It takes about 75 to 90 minutes to walk the entire thing (it took us abbot longer since we stopped along the way for some photos).
So glad we went there. This active geothermal natural wonder is amazing. Nicely planned walkways. One can spend quite some time here just walking around and seeing all that the place has to offer. Smell can be a bit of a worry but the place is totally worth it. Don't miss the mud pools on your way out.
Definitely worth a visit! This geothermal wonderland was such a treat for both adults and kids -- we had a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old with us. Just make sure you hold their hands so they don't run or fall into the hotter pools. Check out the world-famous Champagne Pool.
Nice big thermal park, with plenty to see. Geyser is seeded everyday at the same time. Best to book ahead.
This geothermal park is full of natural colours and it's a unique kind of a beauty. Even though the place has strong smell, it's a must to visit if anyone visits Rotorua or Taupo.
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