Wai-o-tapu Thermal WonderlandCurrently Closed
- Address: 201 Waiotapu Loop Rd, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
- Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +64-73666333
- Ticket Price: 33 NZD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Family And Kids, Nature, Volcano
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
95% of people who visit Rotorua include Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
84.14% 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
84.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland Map
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua Reviews
Don't miss this place. Very different and beautiful experience. Don't rush, complete all three loops mentioned in the map. It's not very long or tiring. I loved almost all the major spots. Amazing geography made accessible by this place. Thank you!
This was an amazing place to visit. Starting at the geyser, then seeing and smelling all the geological insanity that's going on in this part of the world was well worth it. My visually impaired fiance also really enjoyed it, though some parts needed guidance where there's no fences. Quite extraordinary.
Beautiful thermal park! There are over 25 different sites to view with different thermal points and sizes. The hike is split into three big rings. First ring is good enough for most people, about 15 minutes walk. This one has the main thermal area with the orange sediments and the beautiful green pond. The second and third rings are15 minutes each for those who want to enjoy more spots and beautiful rocks, and a huge lake near the end. 45 minutes for all three rings.
May be the best geothermal park in Rotorua. Can spend 2-3 hours here if you walk all three loops, each with interesting features and good photo opportunity. We missed the geyser due to being late but having been to Te Puia thermal park, still feel that this was a great place to visit.
It is an interesting place to visit. Does not take 3 hours, it took us just over an hour and we walked slow. The craters all looked different but you would probably be over your excitement after the third crater. Overall it is a nice walk.
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