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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
- Children 5-15 years - $11; Children under 5 - Free.
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland Hours
- Recommended time to visit is at 10 AM.
How to Reach Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
- You can board a shuttle bus from Wai-O-Tapu to Rotorua. All major tour operators also operate from Rotorua to Waiotapu.
- The Geyser Cafe in Waitapu offers a variety of snack options.
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76.08% of people who visit Rotorua include Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
88.98% of people start their Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
92.1% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland Reviews & Ratings
Can we get discounts for senior citizens from Rotorua want to bring a van load out from our church February next year and a price pleaseAnswer Report Abuse
Can I buy the entry ticket to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland directly at the visitor centre and at what price? tqAnswer Report Abuse
Yes, you can buy tickets directly at the visitor center of Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, but it is recommended to buy tickets before 10 in the morning. The ticket prices for Wai-o-tapu are somewhere around USD 32 per head for adults and USD 11 for kids between 5 to 15.Report Abuse