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Wairakei Terraces Walkway

Come and explore the bubbling and streaming lands of Wairakei Terraces - A geothermal wonderland and the jewel in the crown of this magical region.

Highlights

  • Experience a geothermal landscape
  • Be amazed by the power of the geysers
  • Learn about the history of the Ngati Tuwharetoa tribe

Come and explore the bubbling and streaming lands of Wairakei Terraces - A geothermal wonderland and the jewel in the crown of this magical region.

Wairakei is highly valued by Maori's who settled here over a 1,000 years ago and enjoyed the waters therapeutic and healing powers.

Marvel at the intricate Maori carvings during your walk through the terraces which depict the history of the local tribe Ngati Tuwharetoa.

You'll be in awe of the geysers that blast the waters up from depths of 1.5km reaching pressures of 250 thousand pounds per square inch.

The vivid blue pools cascade beautifully over the terraces, carrying the silica which helped form these amazing natural platforms.

Come and experience these outstanding terraces and discover for yourself why they were once touted as the true eighth wonder of the world.


Location: Wairakei is on the Thermal Explorer Highway, just 5 mins drive north of Lake Taupo. Adjacent to State Highway 1 and 5, bordering the Geothermal Steamfield and across the Road from Wairakei Resort Hotel. 50 mins drive from Rotorua

IMPORTANT: Tickets are strictly non transferable & non refundable

Adult $15.00
Child $7.50

What's included

  • Entry to the Wairakei Terraces Walkway

Location

  • Wairakei is on the Thermal Explorer Highway, just 5 mins drive north of Lake Taupo. Adjacent to State Highway 1 and 5, bordering the Geothermal Steamfield and across the Road from Wairakei Resort Hotel. 50 mins drive from Rotorua

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Available Bookings from January 23 to January 29

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Grant Murray from New Zealand wrote on 05 August 2019

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Wairakei Terraces

Picturesque, scenic short and easy walk with spectacular close-up views of the geyser, pools and terraces. We went early so had the walk almost to ourselves, which was a nice change from other tourist spots. The re-created village was also interesting.

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Lisa from Australia wrote on 05 May 2019

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Love it but make sure you visit Baths afterwards

Visited the walkway the first time followed by the pools and then revisited everyday for the next week of our holidays with the Book me app. Restricted to a morning visit if you’re after the half price deal but it was a highlight of our trip to Taupo. Very impressive geological experience ( though the tiers are man made to mirror others close by that were destroyed). Very clean and well kept. Friendly staff.

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Julie from New Zealand wrote on 09 January 2019

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Great family walk

Great family walk. Recommend!

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Raewyn from Australia wrote on 03 December 2018

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Stunning

Even the rain couldn’t dampen our spirits after we left!! Stunningly beautiful!! Loved that we could just walk around at our own leisure, in our own time!! The perfect place to stop and check out a time in life that would otherwise be forgotten!! Love, love LOVE the addition of the Maori Pa also!!! Cannot recommend highly enough!! Thank you so much!!

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Auckland Senior Couple from New Zealand wrote on 12 October 2018

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Terrific Terraces

Tremendous experience being able to see the source of the Wairakei Mineral Pools and seeing the waters pulsating out of the earth.

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