Waiotapu Thermal track and Mud...

Waiotapu Thermal track and Mud Pools



8 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

25 Walking

1 Waiotapu




Time: 2 min one way, Distance: 20 m

Gurgling, thermal mud pools! A very short walk to view (and hear) a very active, belching set of mud pools. Well worth a quick detour.


Feature Value Info


North IslandRotorua RegionWaiotapu


  • Walking
  • Free



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Mike Fricker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

22Sept18. Went there in 2014. Still a hoot. Mesmerising.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly


Ranking: 8/10

A large mud pool. This is exactly what you can expect. Nothing more nothing less.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Jamie McArthur


Ranking: 10/10

Easily accessible (can see from the carpark or a 2 minute walk to the viewing platform) and fascinating to watch. Could waste hours there.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Lotte Uneken


Ranking: 9/10

This is located next to the thermal wonderland and for free. It was nice and funny. Maybe even better that the thermal wonderland itself which is not for free.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Mark Westebring


Ranking: 8/10

Really nice.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Marcio Moretti


Ranking: 7/10

Was beautiful but the glacier is just one and you cant see it in the morning. so we didnt know and we didnt see.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Mille Winther


Ranking: 8/10

Hot stream with sulpher, nice area for relaxing and a hot bath. Walk a bit down the stream and find a waterfall and a pool.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ralph Boese


Ranking: 10/10

Tracks signed very well. Informations also available in foreign languages.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Nick Morrison

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