WAI O TAPU THERMAL VALLEY
Thousands of years in the making , nestled within a natural bush setting, walks through this unique volcanic area take between 30 and 75 minutes. The Lady Knox Geyser erupts daily at 10.15am to heights of up to 20 metres. Features include the world famous Champagne Pool and Primrose Terrace together with hot springs, steaming ground, expansive vistas and huge volcanic craters. The constant bubbling activity at the nearby Mud Pool adds to your experience at New Zealand’s most colorful volcanic attraction.
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 attraction.
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 with 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.