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Wai-O-Tapu General Admission

A Wonderland of Stunning Geothermal Activity

Sculptured out of volcanic activity and thousands of years in the making, Wai-O-Tapu is considered to be New Zealand's most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attractions.

TRG-T356 | Adults NZ $32.50 | Children NZ $11.00


You will see

  • Boiling mud
  • Natural hot pools
  • One of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand
  • The world-famous Lady Knox geyser

Wai-O-Tapu is 99.5km from the Port of Tauranga. This is approximately a 1 1/2 hour drive.

You are introduced to a uniquely different natural landscape - the key to what you see lies below the surface - one of the most extensive geothermal systems in New Zealand.

Clearly defined tracks provide the visitor with the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of this area through a series of different walks taking from 30 to 75 minutes or more, each with their own unique volcanic vistas to fascinate all ages.

The nature of the reserve being an active volcanic area and the undulating terrain may present some difficulties for people with various disabilities. We strongly recommend that you enquire at the ticket counter when purchasing your tickets as to what route is best suited for you.

Experience Schedule Options

   start time    end time
Entry upon arrival 08:30 17:00

Activity Ticket Charges

Adult price     NZ $32.50
Child price (5 to 15 yrs)     NZ $11.00
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