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! Rainbow Mountain walking or mountain biking track offering spectacular views of the surrounding district, are also close by.