Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua

4.5
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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 intense colors in this geothermal park were incredible. The paths were easy to follow and the views were amazing. Not much shade on a very hot day, though...  more »
  • We arrived to see the geyser go off which is staged but interesting. Best was a walk around at our own pace. The first areas were crowded but it soon became quieter. Take your time. It’s a...  more »

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