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Waiotapu: Thermal Park and Lady Knox Geyser Entry Ticket

Product ID: 297710
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Explore the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Witness Lady Knox Geyser erupt. Enjoy all-day access to one of New Zealand’s most popular geothermal parks.
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  • Enjoy full-day admission to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Marvel at the variety of technicolor hot pools at Wai-O-Tapu
  • Arrive in the morning to catch the daily eruption of Lady Knox Geyser
  • See native New Zealand bush as you walk the well-groomed trails of the thermal park
  • Take amazing photos in an otherworldly landscape
Full description
Discover Wai-O-Tapu, an active geothermal area at the southern end of the Okataina Volcanic Center, just north of the Reporoa caldera, in New Zealand's Taupo Volcanic Zone 27 km south of Rotorua. Wai-O-Tapu, meaning “sacred waters” in Maori, was the homeland of the Ngati Whaoa tribe who descended from those on the Arawa waka.

Admire the colorful hot springs, such as the Champagne Pool, Artist’s Palette, Primrose Terrace and the boiling mud pools. The striking appearance of these springs is due to dramatic geothermal conditions beneath the earth. Explore the 18 square kilometers geothermal area.

Arrive in the morning and the see the 10:30 am erupting of the Lady Knox Geyser. Marvel as hot water is shot sky-high from deep within the earth.
  • Full-day access to the park
  • Viewing of the eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser at 10:15 am
  • Guide map (available in 11 languages)
  • Parking at the visitor center
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Lady Knox Geyser 201 Waiotapu Loop Rd, Rotorua, Waiotapu 3073, New Zealand If you want to see the Lady Knox Geyser show, please go directly to this address by 10:15 am. If you want access to the park, follow the road to the Visitors center.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• The park’s visitor facilities include restrooms, lockers, a visitor center, a small café, and picnic areas.
• This is an active geothermal area, meaning the ground and water often reach boiling temperatures. Don’t be tempted to break the rules or wander outside of designated areas.
• Of the three walking trails at Wai-O-Tapu, only one is accessible for wheelchair users and strollers.

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Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland

Product ID: 297710