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“wai o tapu”(667 reviews)
"One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Trip Advisor THOUSANDS OF YEARS IN THE MAKING, explore spectacular nature at New Zealand's most colourful natural volcanic area. Walk at your own pace - view the unique Champagne Pool, Sinter Terrace...more
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201 Waiotapu Loop Road | Rd 3, Rotorua 3073, New Zealand
+64 7-366 6333
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All reviews the lady knox geyser champagne pool wai o tapu mud pools amazing colours artist's palette main park geyser eruption thermal area geothermal activity natural wonder mother nature short drive boiling mud take your time geothermal features sulphur smell
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here seeing Lady Knox Geyser and walking around the park viewing all the mud pools and lakes. We walked all three tracks with our 10 yr old so they were easy to walk

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a better option if you wish pay more and see the Geyser. I went there with My husband and was nice to see the Champagne Lake and Lady knox. We also saw a Mud Pool. Overall it was a nice experience.

Thank Thaise F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived in time to see the Lady Knox Geyser at 10.15 then proceeded to walk around the reserve. Easy walk on paths and boardwalks and lots of different bubbling pools and coloured sands to see along with birdlife. We drove to the mud pools...More

Thank micsgirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Do not miss the short side trip to the mud pool, well worth it. Nice to casually stroll and spend as much time at each view point as you choose. I took a lot of time choosing which thermal site to visit and I ant...More

Thank iswayaway
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lady Knox Geyser was worth the early morning trek to see it. Good price for a comprehensive exposure to the geothermic wonders. 2 hours walk to cover it all leisurely. Good treks. Only suggestion is to have more ticket sellers during the peak hour period...More

1  Thank Penny S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited Wai-O-Tapu with my girlfriend. We timed our arrival so we could catch the Lady Knox Geyser at 10:15, which is well-worth seeing (even if it is artificially-induced!). The rest of the park is amazing to walk around, and don’t forget to stop at the...More

1  Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went here in 2015 during my trip in New Zeland, I visited this nice place as advied in my guide. And I can say that is very very nice place

Thank Daniele B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic Place! We were their at 10.15 to see the geyser which was great. We were a little dissapointed that it was induced by surfactant but still a great view. We Walked the entire 3 km walk through the Wonderland which we highly recommand if...More

Thank tamluong91
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited wai-o-tapu wonderland today. What an interesting place to visit well worth it. You can walk around at own leisure and take it all in. Beware though it does smell alot but its well worh the visit.

1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worth stopping here and having a walk around. Reasonable entry fee, nice setup with logical route to follow taking in all the pools, holes and various other geothermal features. Accompanying leaflet has a bit of information on each numbered stop for easy following. Interesting and...More

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13 July 2018|
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Response from Jane W | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, they were all blocked off from tourists. Pretty sure they're too dangerous to enter.
1 April 2018|
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Response from reemslaw | Reviewed this property |
They add a special soap mix at 10:15am every day to ‘induce’ the geyser so this won’t change anymore than tv programs or train timetables etc.
1 March 2018|
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Response from Raja V | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. But ensure he doesnt stray away from you