Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua

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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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  • Don't miss the opportunity to visit this wonder of nature - the colors from the various minerals, the activity of the thermal mud pools,are like nothing I'd ever seen before.  more »
  • One stop shop for all things in Rotorua? This is your place. See a geyser in action, mud pools and the crazy effects these geothermal sites have on the earths surface, especially in reference to colou...  more »
  • Had a lovely time walking around the Thermal Wonderland. So interesting. Should certainly be on your to do when in the area.  more »
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