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"Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland - Champagne pools" Wai-O-Tapu Tip by sunnywong

Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua: 32 reviews and 82 photos


Waiotapu is Maori for 'sacred waters'. It is a geothermal sightseeing attraction just outside of Rotorua. The area is known as New Zealand's most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing experience.

Champagne pools, a series of enormous hot pools that are a rich mixture of gold, yellow and orange. The colors are caused by mineral salts in the water. The pools occupy a crater that formed as a result of a volcanic explosion 900 years ago.

Address: This area is about 30 minutes south of Rotorua.
Directions: 27kms Sth of Rotorua/Taupo Hwy.
Phone: 07 - 366 6333

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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