Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland information

Location
Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty , New Zealand
Address
201 Waiotapu Loop Rd
off SH5
Telephone
+64 7 366 6333
More information
www.waiotapu.co.nz
Prices
adult/child/family $32.50/11/80
Opening hours
8.30am-5pm, last admission 3.45pm
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Wai-O-Tapu (Sacred Waters) is a fairly commercial operation with a lot of interesting geothermal features packed into a small area, including the boiling, multihued Champagne Pool , bubbling mud pool , stunning mineral terraces and Lady Knox Geyser , which spouts off (with a little prompting from an organic soap) punctually at 10.15am and gushes up to 20m for about an hour (be here by 9.45am to see it).

Wai-O-Tapu is 27km south of Rotorua along SH5 (towards Taupo), and a further 2km from the marked turn-off.