Thousands of years in the making, explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful natural volcanic area, Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland. The modern Visitor Centre provides the gateway to this world class geothermal attraction. Walks through the area provide a unique opportunity to view a wide range of features including the Champagne Pool, coloured hot and cold springs, steaming ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters and sinter terrace formations. The Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am and the nearby ever active “Mud Pool” add other dimensions to the experience. Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland is easily accessible from Rotorua or Taupo.
Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland Admission Prices: Adult: $32.50 Child: $11.00 (5 -15 yrs. inclusive) Family: $80.00 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)
Times: Open daily 8.30 am – 5.00 pm (last admission 3.45pm) Christmas Day: – 8:30 am – 1:00 pm (last admission 11:45 am) Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am
Transport : Thermal Land Shuttle
Location: Travel south along the Thermal Explorer Highway (SH 5) towards Taupo for 27km (20 mins drive) until you reach the Waiotapu Tavern. Turn left opposite the tavern and travel 2km
Phone: +64 7 366 6333
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland – “One of the 20 Most SURREAL Places in the World”