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"Check time for daily eruption of geyser" Top 5 Page for this destination North Island Favorite Tip by SLLiew

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Favorite thing: Was a bit surprised that the famous geyser, Lady Knox Geyser at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal wonderland outside of Rotorua is triggered to explode and spray at a fixed time daily for visitors.

Soap solution is added to initiate this spurt. First the smoke, then the hot water and steam up to 20 meters high and up to an hour.

It was disappointing that it did not happen naturally. Apparently that would make the time unpredictable (unlike USA Yellowstone "Old Faithful). So this makes all us tourists happy.

But check the scheduled time so that you can arrive in time. General advised to get admission at 10am for the 10:15am daily eruption.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 7, 2006
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