How much does Wai o Tapu cost?
Pricing and Conditions
|Child (15 year(s) and under)||$11.00|
How long do you need at Wai o Tapu?
between 45-90 minutes
Expect to spend between 45-90 minutes at Wai-O Tapu with plenty of time to take great photos of the spectacular scenery.
Can you swim at Wai o Tapu?
You won’t be able to swim in it. Located a short 5-minute drive away from the Wai-O-Tapu’s entrance, the bubbling, coughing, spitting mud pools are fun to watch.
What does Wai Tapu mean?
‘Wai’ means water and ‘Tapu’ means sacred – so Wai-o-Tapu means Sacred Waters. The geothermal mineral waters are considered sacred to the Maori people, who have been using geothermal water for centuries.
Why is Wai-o-Tapu closed?
It is with heartfelt regret that we inform you of the temporary closure of Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. This closure is effective immediately as a result of the latest restrictions announced by the New Zealand Government in the fight against Covid-19.
How does a tourist view Wai-o-Tapu?
The surreal beauty opens your mind and invigorates your senses, to release your own inner harmony and sense of tranquility. Enjoy viewing unique volcanic features as you walk at your own pace along well-defined tracks.
Why is Wai o Tapu closed?
What can a tourist see and do at Rotorua’s geothermal area?
The Top 9 Geothermal Hotspots to Explore In Rotorua
- Kuirau Park. There’s a couple of great reasons why this central city park makes the top of our list.
- Hell’s Gate. One part geothermal park, one part wellness spa.
- Sulphur Point.
- Te Puia.
- Waimangu Volcanic Valley.
- Wai O Tapu.
- Polynesian Spa.
- Kerosene Creek and Hot’n’Cold.
Can you swim in champagne pool?
Champagne Pools are a group of recreational pools formed by volcanic rocks. They sit pretty between Indian Head and Waddy Point, along 75 Mile Beach. Champagne Pools are the solitary spot on Fraser Island where you are allowed to swim in saltwater.
What is the purpose of tapu?
Tapu is the strongest force in Māori life. It has numerous meanings and references. Tapu can be interpreted as ‘sacred’, or defined as ‘spiritual restriction’, containing a strong imposition of rules and prohibitions. A person, object or place that is tapu may not be touched or, in some cases, not even approached.
Who owns Wai o tapu?
Te Arawa Group Holdings
It operates under the name “Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland”. The business was bought in 2012 by Te Arawa Group Holdings, a local Maori tribal business, from the Sewell/Leinhardt family, who had run it for 30 years.
How do you view Wai-o-Tapu?
Wai-O-Tapu is located 30 kilometers from Rotorua and 50 kilometers from Taupo in the middle of New Zealand’s North Island. Explore the thermal park on a boardwalk and walkway in three successive circuits. If you’re short on time, you can just do the first loop for a 1.35-kilometer (0.85-mile) outing.