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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to Wai-O-Tapu, located near Rotorua. Arrive by late morning if you wish to see the daily eruption of Lady Knox Geyser after an informative presentation.

    Perhaps start your self-guided tour at the visitor center, where you’ll learn about the 1886 blast of Tarawera Volcano, which destroyed the natural features known as the Pink and White Terraces. 

    Get an overview of the area from the lookout point, then set your own pace over marked walking trails as you meander past vividly colored hot pools, volcanic craters, and steaming fissures in the geothermal park. 

    Admire the New Zealand bush along the walkways, where display panels inform you about the thermal activity you see. Consult your complimentary full-color guide-map for further details about the natural wonders. 

    You can also grab a bite to eat at the on-site cafe, shop, and picnic area while taking in the amazing sights of Wai-O-Tapu.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Departure Time
    12:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    An awesome natural wonder!! Must visit when in Newzealand! Mother Nature at her best. Have to get her around 10:15 am for the geyser eruption.
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    I’ve never experienced anywhere like this before. A variety of volcanic activity, pleasant walks and very informative. You need to arrive by 10 am if you want to see the geyser.
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    The Nature and its amazing power. All the walking track was planned to enjoy every moment. Colours and smells brought you to wonderland. I recommend it.
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    We didn't get to visit Lady Knox so my review is based on the rest of the park. I didn't find it fantastic, the thermal pools have great write-ups for visitors to learn about the minerals and geographical formations of the area, but I'd expected more interesting variety of
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    If you are in Rotorua, the visit to Wai O Tapu thermal wonderland is a must.. Do not miss out Lady Knox erruption at 10.15am everyday.. We didn’t have much time still we did one hour walking track Unbelievable Champagne pool a must watch , what a scene.. Guys don’t miss out
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    • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    • Duration: 2h
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