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Rotorua, New Zealand

Obscura Day 2015: Wai-O-Tapu

A rolling, boiling, geothermal wonderland!

Explore a surreal landscape of geothermal sights at the Wai-O-Tapu Wonderland.

Wai-O-Tapu's range of geothermal activity is extensive and includes volcanic craters, steaming vents, sinter terrace formations, colorful hot and cold water springs, the world famous Champagne Pool and our own personal favorite, the cartoonish neon green Devil's Bath. Home to the Lady Knox Geyser and New Zealand's largest mud pool, the Wai-O-Tapu Wonderland was recently named “One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World” by Trip Advisor. Join us this Obscura Day to explore the bizarre chemical reactions and other-worldly sights of New Zealand's most colorful and diverse geothermal area!

Saturday, May 30; 8:30am - Our early start time is arranged so that we will have the opportunity to watch the Lady Knox Geyser erupt!
Cost: $29.95
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
201 Waiotapu Loop Road RD3 Rotorua 3073