• New Zealand's most colourful volcanic area
  • stunning geothermal activity
  • explore spectacular nature
  • unique earth
  • volcanic wonders
  • beautiful scenery
  • nature's surprises

Wai-O-Tapu | Sacred Waters – Thermal Wonderland

Thousands of Years in the Making.  A Wonderland of Stunning Geothermal Activity.

Explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area.  Enjoy viewing unique volcanic features as you walk at your own pace along well defined tracks. First class Visitor Centre with retail and cafe facilities.

Opening Hours:

Open every day including all Public Holidays:

April-October: 8:30am-5:00pm (last admission 3:45 pm)

November-March: 8:30am-6:00pm (last admission 4:45pm)

Christmas Day: 8:30 am-1:00 pm (last admission 11:45 am)