Waiotapu Geothermal Area - Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua New Zealand - Champagne Pool, Primrose Terrace, Lady Knox Geyser.
Primrose Terrace, Waiotapu, Rotorua

Waiotapu

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.

Champagne Pool, Waiotapu, Rotorua

Champagne Pool

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, Waiotapu, Rotorua

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!




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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

All-day Coach Tour - Rotorua - Starting from $290.00 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.

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Absolutely Rotorua

Absolutely Rotorua

Maori - Rotorua - Starting from $244.00 per person

Experience Rotorua's most important Sights in an engaging day trip with Headfirst Travel.

Spend the morning in Waiotapu Geothermal Wonderland. Watch the impressive eruption of Lady Knox Geyser and explore all the unique lakes, pools and craters the park has to offer.  

Afterwards join us on our scenic 1 hour SnapShOt Highlights Tour of Rotorua.
Get to know all the awesome sights the city has to offer. View Rotorua’s first settlement at Ohinemutu. Experience the geothermal... More...


Private Shore Excursion: Customizable Tour in Luxury Mercedes Vehicle with Private Driver

Private Shore Excursion: Customizable Tour in Luxury Mercedes Vehicle with Private Driver

Ports of Call Tour - Tauranga - Starting from $625.00 per person

Enjoy a full-day private charter to allow you to custom build your individual tour. Travel in a luxury Mercedes mini bus with dual air-conditioning and reclining leather seating.

Choose the places to see and activities you would like to do at your own pace on your visit when you dock at the Port of Tauranga. You can visit Rotorua the lifestyle destination of choice for professional couples, families and people that have a passion for life and the outdoors. It is New Zealand’s... More...


3-Day Private All-Inclusive Luxury North Island Tour of New Zealand

3-Day Private All-Inclusive Luxury North Island Tour of New Zealand

Multi-day Coach Tour - Auckland - Starting from $1140.00 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 five-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...

Full-Day Round-Trip Tour from Akaroa Wharf

Full-Day Round-Trip Tour from Akaroa Wharf

Ports of Call Tour - Akaroa - 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 Halswell. On arrival at the Canterbury Museum, disembark the shuttle coach to scout out the activities and sights that interest you. Enjoy a comfortable ride back to Akaroa Wharf. More...


Holiday Inn RotoruaHoliday Inn Rotorua - Hotel.

Holiday Inn Rotorua is a modern hotel overlooking the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Historical Village. It features...

Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knox Geyser : Champagne Lake And Rainbow Springs : Small Group Tour RotoruaWai-O-Tapu : Lady Knox Geyser : Champagne Lake And Rainbow Springs : Small Group Tour Rotorua - Day Tour - Rotorua. Starting from $178.00 per person.

Visit 2 of New Zealand's most popular attractions - A full-day small group tour from Rotorua....

 

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