Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua

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Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, Wai-O-Tapu is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction. You are introduced to a uniquely different natural landscape – the key to what you see lies below the surface – one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand.
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Where to stay in Rotorua

Rotorua has a range of different accommodations, mainly centered around the lake itself. In this downtown area you will find luxury hotels and hostels, many benefitting from good views of the surrounding scenery. Farther out of the town, comfortable motels offer those with a car a good option for setting up a base from which to explore the area. Campers and others wanting to enjoy the outdoors as soon as possible can opt for campsites and RV parks, all best accessed by car or taxi.
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  • We thought we'd check this place out but were put off by what we felt to be exorbitant prices. We did enjoy wandering through the shop and had drinks to warm up before our next drive  more »
  • So interesting and informative. A beautiful walk. We did another thermal park, but enjoyed this one much more.  more »
  • We took our young sons (3 and 2) here and we all had an amazing time. Fantastic! Easily accessible and quite spectacular!  more »