Wai O Tapu Mud Pools

Wai O Tapu Mud Pools

Wai O Tapu Mud Pools

There are lots of bubbling mud pits in and around Rotorura, but I think the coolest place to see mud boil is at the Wai O Tapu Mud Pools. The Wai O Tapu Thermal Wonderland boast sulfur pits, colored pools, boiling mud and a geyser for a $30 admission free, but the mud pools, which are located just north of the park, are free!

Boiling Mud

Boiling Mud


Bubbling Mud

Bubbling Mud

The mud pools is actually one huge pit, not a series of small pools. This is what makes it unique from the many other mud pits in the area. The area smells, just like the rest of Rotorura, but it doesn’t have the horribly inescapable stench of the Wonderland Park.

The pit is located just a few feet from the car park and there is a short boardwalk that runs along one side of mud pond.

Mud Bubble Popping

Mud Bubble Popping

The pictures just don’t do this place justice. As soon as you step to the side of pit you can hear the mud boilings and splashing. If you are in the area, definitely check out the Wai O Tapu Mud Pools!

Mud Rings

Mud Rings

2 Comments

  1. Bridey ?>

    That reminds me of the Bog of Eternal Stench… but still interesting to see!

    Have you got any plans to come down to the South Island?

  2. admin ?>

    Unfortunately we couldn’t make it to the South Island this time. We are planning on it next time! When we have some warm clothing!

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