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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Featured Activities

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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Private Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knoxs Geyser : Champagne Lake : Polynesian Spa or Agrodome Shore Excursion

Private Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knoxs Geyser : Champagne Lake : Polynesian Spa or Agrodome Shore Excursion

Ports of Call Tour - Tauranga - Starting from $146.90 per person

Combine two of Rotorua's most popular attractions on this full-day Private Charter shore excursion, from the Port of Tauranga.

Visit the infamous Lady Knox Geyser which regularly erupts every day at 10:15AM. After which Discover Wai-o-tapu ! New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area with the opportunity to experience a geothermal wonderland of volcanic activity, thousands of years in the making.

In the afternoon you can choose one of the... More...


Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knox Geyser : Champagne Lake : Polynesian Spa Resort: Combo Day Tour Rotorua

Wai-O-Tapu : Lady Knox Geyser : Champagne Lake : Polynesian Spa Resort: Combo Day Tour Rotorua

Day Tour - Rotorua - Starting from $174.00 per person

Combine two of Rotorua's most popular attractions on this full-day small group tour from Rotorua.

Begin with a drive through the lush countryside heading to the infamous Lady Knox Geyser which regularly erupts every day at 10:15AM.
After which Discover Wai-o-tapu !
New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area with the opportunity to experience a geothermal wonderland of volcanic activity, thousands of years in the making,

Next the Polynesian Spa Resort!
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2-Day Hobbiton, Rotorua, and Waitomo Tour from Auckland with Accommodation=

2-Day Hobbiton, Rotorua, and Waitomo Tour from Auckland with Accommodation=

Overnight Tour - Auckland - Starting from $860.00 per person

Join this exciting 2-day tour for the chance to visit the Hobbiton Move Set, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves! Experience a wide range of unique activities, local culture and geothermal activity. Admission fees, accommodation, and most meals included. More...

Hobbiton & Rotorua in Small Groups ex Auckland

Hobbiton & Rotorua in Small Groups ex Auckland

Maori - Auckland - Starting from $329.00 per person

Experience the magical Hobbiton Movie Set & and the geothermal wonders of Rotorua's Wai-O-Tapu (rated one of the most surreal places on earth) in one day. Our fully guided small group tours in comfortable 12 seater mini buses ensure you get the personal experience and amazing day you expect. More...


Te Puia Hot Springs HotelTe Puia Hot Springs Hotel - Hotel.

Set in Te Puia and boasting access to hot spring baths, Te Puia Hot Springs Hotel features a terrace and a shared...

3-Day Private All-Inclusive Luxury North Island Tour of New Zealand3-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!
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