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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  • The walk between craters, pools of boiling water, fumaroles and multicoloured ponds is beautiful, makes it clear just how unstable this territory, how much strength there is underground. Far less interesting the geyser, only because it is included in the ticket price
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  • This was incredible! You walk around the park and see different types of geothermal activity and learn about it all from the information boards. The colours are amazing (there’s a bright green lake)! ...  more »
  • Easy and quick access from Rotorua. Amazing experience - entirely different. Well organized and easy pathways take you around this thermal wonderland in about 1 hour.  more »
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