We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Admission

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
    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.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Departure Time
    11:59 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    Show More
    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
    • Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is a cashless site. All major credit cards and EFTPOS is available.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is Smoke-Free within the visitor center and geothermal park
    • 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.
    Traveller rating
    • 70
    • 25
    • 7
    • 4
    • 2
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    • More
    • Filter
    • English
    Popular mentions
    We payed full price and after we payed they informed us that the part that have the most activity in the hole park was closed down the hole day.
    Read more
    Wai-O-Tapu is one of the most extraordinary places you are likely to visit. It comprises collapsed craters and numerous boiling pools of mud. The so called Champagne Pool is stunning. The entry fee is very reasonable for what you can experience. To do it justice, I suggest 3-4
    Read more
    Wow! Geisers, bubbling mud ponds, smoking rocks and crevices. Amazing walking paths showing what nature presents.
    Read more
    A must do for all visitors to Rotorua! Such a beautiful landscape and a lovely walk. We only did the shorter walk with our 4 year old, but still amazing. I would highly recommend this experience!
    Read more
    The different coloured pools/springs were beautiful and incredible to learn about as they bubble and steam nearby. It was very crowded when we went (Feb) so you are fighting a bit with crowds and tour buses. If you are planning to see Lady Knox Geyser, note that it is a separate
    Read more
    Key Details
    • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    • Duration: 2h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: