Choose a 30-, 40- or 75-minute path from which to explore the geothermal wonderland that is Wai-O-Tapu. This protected area offers a kaleidoscopic experience with chromatic pools that can reach temperatures of 75° Celsius (167° F) and high-spraying geysers, the result of volcanic activity. Highlights are the Lady Knox Geyser and Champagne Pool, 65 meters wide and 62 meters deep (213 feet wide and 203 feet deep).
By Erin Levi
3/201 Waiotapu Loop Rd, Waiotapu 3073, New Zealand