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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  • Great place to visit and we’ll worth the journey from England. Superb location and fantastic views. Planning to book again for 2021  more »
  • Wai-O-Tapu Wonderland is definitely worth a visit. The landscape is mystical and you have the feeling that the earth would open up.
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