Wai-O-Tapu Mud Pools

Just 1 km from the Waiotapu Tavern (also known as the Waiotapu Hotel), these natural mud pools provide a tremendous display of geothermal forces at work. The Waiotapu mud pools can be found right next door to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and entry is FREE! Kerosene Creek for a FREE thermal dip and the Rainbow Mountain walking or mountain biking track offering spectacular views of the surrounding district, are also close by.

28 km south of Rotorua (State Highway 5) Daily access and Free of Charge.

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Pricing & Conditions


Hours: Daylight hours.

Months of Operation: Open all year