Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua

4.6
#1 of 673 in Parks in New Zealand
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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  • August 16, 2017
    I recommend this place to visit, quite impressive, however I think the price is just too high for what it is. There is some good spots out of there, where you can see similar stuff like in the park, b...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    I was super impressed and blown away by this park. There was a waterfall, green lakes, sulpher lakes, and colors I have never seen in nature. Try to do the full walk throughout the park, although ther...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I was almost 2 hours slowly photograph caliber? I guess it took over. This is a place that's really weird. Waiotapu lang Te Puia go where but had been able to see in the waiotapu geothermal sights more select waiotapu! Once I heard Rotorua!
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