Wai-O-Tapu is a thermal reserve where the earth takes leave of its senses and produces orange rock…
Wai-O-Tapu is a thermal reserve where the earth takes leave of its senses and produces orange rock, yellow water and other amazing sights. This phenomenon is produced by the high mineral content in the area and historic volcanic eruptions. 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