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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland - Entry & Return Hotel Transfers


Experience New Zealand’s world-famous Thermal Wonderland with this convenient and hassle-free package!


  • Return Transport & Wai-O-Tapu Entry (Pick up from your Rotorua Central Accommodation)
  • Explore Wai O Tapu - NZ's most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction
  • See the Lady Knox Geyser eruption to heights of 10 to 20 metres in a natural amphitheatre at 10.15am every day (morning option only)
  • Visit the largest mud pool in New Zealand, originally the site of a large mud volcano which was destroyed through erosion in the 1920’s.

Wai-O-Tapu is home to New Zealand’s most spectacular showcase of geothermal activity!

New Zealand’s most diverse and extensive collection of geothermal attractions, Wai-O-tapu boasts a range of breathtaking 'must see' natural wonders and is the ultimate way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Rotorua's unique and fascinating geothermal system.

Wai-O-Tapu is perfect for the whole family and is suitable for all levels of ability, offering a range of differing walking tracks each showcasing stunning geothermal sights.

Departing your central Rotorua accommodation 8.00am or 1pm, your friendly local driver will take you to Wai-O-Tapu where you will have 4 hours to explore as you please before meeting your driver back at 12.30pm (Morning option) & 5.30pm (Afternoon option)

If you select the morning option, be sure to be at the Lady Knox Geyser at 10.15am to witness her breathtaking daily eruption! - You’ll definitely want to have your camera at the ready for this! Please note that the Lady Knox Geyser only erupts in the morning and will not be avaliable to view if you book for the afternoon option.

A remarkable experience that will be loved by the whole family and remembered for a lifetime!


  • Pickup and drop off from Rotorua CBD (5 km radius of I Site).
  • Contact AHT Driver for pickups outside this area. Contact number provided in your booking confirmation
  • First Option by arrangement with driver and at a minimum cost of $20pp (Return) - Cash.
  • Second option pickup from outside Government Gardens Museum where parking for their vehicles is free.
Adult $99.00
Child $79.00 (0-12 years)


Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Please Note: Tickets are non transferable and non refundable. Bookings Confirmed with minimum 2 passengers, smaller bookings wait-listed to confirm.

    Departing 8am or 1pm from Rotorua to Arrive at Wai-O-Tapu - Allow 4 hours to explore the park with 12:30 / 5.30pm return time.

  • **Child price applicable for ages 0-12 years**.

Available Bookings from 10 Jan to 16 Jan 2023

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  • Adult$79.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$69.00

  • Adult$79.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Adult$79.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Adult$79.00 Less than 6 at this price!

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Won from New Zealand wrote on 05 October 2020


I start the first day of 2020 with this tour to visit Waiotapu. It was such a fantastic experience. My guide Goeff is very friendly and we had lots of chats while we go there. Luckily I was the only tour goer on that day so could get more info about the unique geological landscape of Rotorua. He first gets you off at “Mud pool” near Waiotapu before you get there and that place was interesting as well. Once you get to your destination, you do the track on your own but he gives you various tips before you enter so you can manage it easily. Once you’ve done the first part of the track, he brings you to Lady Knox for another show. After that natural fountain, you go back to Waiotapu and do the remaining parts of the track on your own again. It takes about 4 hours for total experience and definitely worth it. Thank you Goeff for a great day trip!

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Thank you for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed the trip. Geoff

barbarae1 from Belgium wrote on 18 February 2020

Perfect timings, good guide

Our Guide bring us to the rights places on the right time. It was a perfect tour!

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suyeonk from South Korea wrote on 27 January 2020

it was great!

it was so convertable, the guide was so great. I had a wonderful experience!

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Happy for you Suyeon. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks and have a safe return home

AGATA GULIJ from Poland wrote on 17 February 2020

No experince

The tour was cancelled and never happened because the driver doesn't work anymore. I lost my time waiting for the shuttle and cound not book anything else cause it was already too late. If you want to watch Lady Knox and geyser park just book more reliable provider!

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Guest did not turn up on time or contact me.

Khaled Obaia from Canada wrote on 14 January 2020

Amazing colors

Extensive hot springs with amazing colors

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Glad you both enjoyed Waiotapu Safe travels Geoff


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