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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Like much of New Zealand's attractions, the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland centers on walking outdoors - but what a walk! The park is New Zealand's most colorful and diverse geothermal attraction; visitors follow demarcated tracks through a stunning ... 

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Helen n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

This was a fabulous trip, despite the pouring rain ! Our guide, Huru sp? was fantastic, and in fact we my friend and I stayed on for the afternoon trip. In the morning we visited Wai-O-Tapu thermal area and the Waimangu Volcanic valley, and in the afternoon we visited a Maori village, the blue lake, lake Tarawera and Te Puia where we saw a Kiwi!. The whole day was interesting, fascinating, informative and full. Although I had been to a couple of the places before, having such a knowledgeable guide, and being driven, made the experience that much better. Our guide is a full-blooded Maori and hearing about the culture as well as the places we visited was really absorbing. A great trip - both the morning and afternoon, and trips that I would certainly recommend.

Doing what: Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour

Ana L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Amazing tour, wonderful and unique landscape. And Trent is the best guide ever! He gave us plenty of information about Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua and New Zealand. He also shared with us a really nice dose of great sense of humour! We'll definitely do this tour again when we go back to NZ, it's a must!

Ana and Jonay Spain

Doing what: Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour

Aris United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Great tour of Wai-o-Tapu and Waimangu Volcanic valley. Our guide Huru provided informative history of the Maori.

Doing what: Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

Bernie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

Fantastic experience. Visited Wai-o-Tapu Thermal wonderland with Lady Knox geyser erupting and Waimangu Valley. Both are geothermal hot spots around Rotorua. The local guide Huru was fantastic and shared his invaluable knowledge with us all. Thoroughly recommend it!!!

Doing what: Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour

David C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2009

A day full of stunning scenery. The highlight was Waimangu Volcanic Valley - the Frying Pan Lake there was simply breathtaking. Wai-O-Tapu was also very beautiful, as were the various lakes. The guide was excellent - he was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining the history of the area.

Doing what: Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

godron_dickey

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

Best Thermals in Rotorua except the geyser, which only nature can help despite the soap! Great park though Wai-O-Tapu.

Doing what: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission

Shelley C

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

Since we didn't have our own transportation this tour was a great way to see these Waiotapu and Waimangu. Our guide was very fun and knowledgeable. The first morning walk was rushed because we had to get to Lady Knox geyser which was a disappointment. They force it to erupt at 10:00 a.m. so it feels fake. This is a great tour for those without transportation or with little time in the area.

Doing what: Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Morning Tour

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