Time Required : 1-2 hrs
The geothermal wonderland, Wai-O-Tapu is one of the most fascinating sculptures created by years of volcanic activity. It is most likely the only place that perfectly showcases New Zealand’s geothermal topography. Filled with sulphur mud baths, geysers and brightly coloured pools, this place has one of the highest geothermal ratings in the world. So, for those who are deeply interested in seeing geothermal activity, this is just the right place for you.
The North Island of New Zealand is most accurately represented by geothermal activity that occurs in this area. It is best to visit Wai-O-Tapu for a couple of hours during the summer (December to February). However, the place is extremely crowded during these months. So, for those who want to see this place when it’s not filled with people, should visit this place during other months, early in the morning or during the last hour. Rated as one of the most surreal places in the world, this attraction is truly aesthetically pleasing.