Waiotapu: Thermal Park and Lady Knox Geyser Entry Ticket

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Explore the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal wonderland with this entry ticket. Witness the Lady Knox Geyser erupt and enjoy all-day access to one of New Zealand’s most popular geothermal parks.


  • Enjoy full-day admission to the spectacular Wai-O-Tapu geothermal area
  • Marvel at the variety of technicolor hot pools at Wai-O-Tapu
  • Arrive in the morning to catch the daily eruption of Lady Knox Geyser
  • See native New Zealand bush as you walk the park's well-groomed trails
  • Take amazing photos in an otherworldly landscape at your own pace


Discover Wai-O-Tapu, an active geothermal area at the southern end of the Okataina Volcanic Center, just north of the Reporoa caldera, in New Zealand's Taupo Volcanic Zone with this entry ticket. Let the eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser take your breath away.  Experience the Wai-O-Tapu park which means “sacred waters” in Maori, and which is the homeland of the Ngati Whaoa tribe who descended from those on the Arawa waka. Admire the colorful hot springs, such as the Champagne Pool, Artist’s Palette, Primrose Terrace and the boiling mud pools. The striking appearance of these springs is due to dramatic geothermal conditions beneath the earth. Get access to this 18 square kilometer geothermal area. Arrive in the morning and the see the 10:30 AM eruptIon of the Lady Knox Geyser. Marvel as hot water is shot sky-high from deep within the earth.


Full-day access to the park Viewing of the eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser at 10:15 AM Guide map (available in 11 languages) Parking at the visitor center

Important Information

  • Please note that the opening hours at Wai-o-Tapu are 8:30am - 4:30pm with the last entry into the park at 3pm
  • The park’s visitor facilities include restrooms, lockers, a visitor center, a small café, and picnic areas • This is an active geothermal area, meaning the ground and water often reach boiling temperatures. Don’t be tempted to break the rules or wander outside of designated areas
  • Of the three walking trails at Wai-O-Tapu, only one is accessible for wheelchair users and strollers

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