Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve is an active geothermal system at the
southern end of the Okataina Volcanic Centre, just north of Reporoa
Caldera. The reserve is considered to be New Zealand's most
colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction boasting
many hot springs and the Lady Knox Geyser. Named after Lady
Constance Knox, the second daughter of Uchter Knox, 15th Governor
of New Zealand, the volcano is one of the more colourful thermal
areas providing visitors with a choice of walking tracks.
At 10.15 daily you can see the Geyser erupt at heights of 10 to
20 metres that can last as long as an hour. Take this opportunity
to visit New Zealand's largest mud pool, the site of a former mud
volcano destroyed through erosion in the 1920s and experience the
unique sounds of erupting mud.