Between Rotorua and Taupo are some of the region’s best-known thermal areas, including:
- Wai-O-Tapu || Located about 30 minutes drive from Taupo. Lady Knox Geyser is induced to erupt daily at 10:15am.
- Waimangu || Waimangu is located near Waiotapu, 20km south of Rotorua. You can see it on foot, or add a boat cruise to the experience.
- If you want to go for a soak in some hot pools, Waikite Valley Thermal Pools are a commercial option not far from Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu. A free alternative is the Butcher’s Pool.