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!
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.
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!