|Waiotapu Geothermal Area - Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua New Zealand - Champagne Pool, Primrose Terrace, Lady Knox Geyser.|
Approximately 20 minutes south of Rotorua, Waiotapu is the region's most colourful thermal park.
Wai-O-Tapu means "Sacred Water" and it is easy to see why. Hot pools range in hues of turquoise
blue and rich green to burnt orange and sulphuric yellow, making the steaming waters of Waiotapu a
dazzling must-see. Experience unique sinter terrace formations clad in primal native bush, spectacular
views over mysterious craters, erupting mud pools, as well as world famous attractions, Champagne Pool
and Lady Know Geyser.
The spectacular Champagne Pool is a magnificent example of the vibrant colours caused by mineral and
silicate interference. Bubbling CO2 rises from the deep green of the spring, while heavy
metal sulphides precipitate at the edges to form a brilliant orange ring. Follow the pool down to where
it spills over a waterfall of ethereal beauty and trickles over the surface of Primrose Terrace towards
Bridal Veil Falls.
Lady Knox Geyser
If the awesome spurting of boiling hot water inspires you, head to see Lady Knox, a geyser of both
scientific and historical interest. Bursting from its white, conical mound of silica at 10:15am daily,
Lady Knox has a special trick to her timely eruptions! Discovered by a gang of prisoners washing their
clothes in the early 1900s, the geyser erupted, shooting hot water 20 meters into the air after the men
had unwittingly poured soap into the spout. Now all it takes to get old Lady Knox firing is a bit of
soap every day at roughly 10am!
See a complete list of Waiotapu activities.
This week's featured activities in Waiotapu are:
All-day Coach Tour - Rotorua - Starting from $295.00 per person
Tour Rotorua's most popular geothermal parks and colorful lakes on a day trip led by a local naturalist guide. You'll see the Lady Knox Geyser erupt, visit the Lake Tarawera lookout and see boiling mud pools and hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu. Along the way, you'll learn all about volcanology, New Zealand's stunning flora and fauna, and Maori history from your naturalist guide. More...
Multi-day Tour - Auckland - Starting from $500.00 per person
Enjoy the best of the North Island on board your exclusive van with driver on this 2 day Private Transfers and Tours from Auckland (Return). Travel at your own pace and enjoy the benefits:
• Exclusive transfers (Van with luggage compartment)
• Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
• Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour
• Te Puia Geothermal day pass
• Sightseeing at Rotorua Government Gardens, Kuirau Park, Rotorua CBD & Shops (souvenir shopping), Blue Lake and the Redwoods (Whakarewarewa... More...
Multi-day Coach Tour - Auckland - Starting from $4400.00 per person
Private charter small group tour!
Pickup in Auckland-Hotel or Airport arrival!
Accomodation in Rotorua.
Experience New Zealand and some of its most popular attractions, during this 3-day all inclusive luxury guided excursion.
Your adventure includes 4 star accommodations and premium transport in a 2016/17 vehicle. Along with a driver and guide, you will travel to pre-booked attractions like Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set, Te Puia (Geysers by night... More...
Multi-day Tour - Auckland - Starting from $849.99 per person
Blitz the North Island & discover all the best bits from Volcanoes to Hot Springs on our epic all-inclusive Sweet As Travel 'Sweet North' 14-day adventure for 18-35 year olds!
Looking for a fun way to experience the New Zealand & meet new friends without the stress of having to plan your own travel? We’ve got you covered! Journeying through epic landscapes rich in Maori culture, get ready to see the “real New Zealand” on an unbeatable tour that covers the entire North Island & takes you to a... More...
Attraction - Rotorua - Starting from $82.00 per person
Experience a half or full-day tour from Rotorua to the Geothermal wonders that the region is famous for. Your options include half or full-day tours to Waimangu Volcanic Valley. You may also like to add on a Hobbiton Movie Set, Huka Falls, Wai-O-Tapu or Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village Tour in the afternoon. More...
All tours include transport which is fully commentated by one of our legendary BALL team Driver-Guides.
- Bed and Breakfast.
A 20-minute drive from Rotorua, Astelia Lodge features a fully cooked breakfast made from locally sourced ingredients....
Full-Day Round-Trip Tour from Akaroa Wharf
- Ports of Call Tour - Christchurch. Starting from $50.00 per person
Board your coach at the Akaroa Wharf and travel non-stop direct to Christchurch City via Little River, Tai Tapu, and...