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Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
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All reviewsmud poolssteam ventsgeothermal activityboiling mudsteam comingsteep climbinteresting walkthermal areawalk takesentrance feeper adultgreat walktakes about an hourminute walkwalk aroundnew zealandhuka falls
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Admission is worth it. Walk can be completed in under 30 minutes if in a rush. Many signs to help understand the geology of the area and the different types of craters.

Thank autobahn_240
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely walk around the park and good value at $8 entry per person. Nice steam coming from the ground and cool formations. Takes about an hour including going to the lookout which is worth it.

Thank EmmaBudgie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having arrived in Taupo not quite knowing what to do we saw plenty of brochures advertising this walk and decided to go. It was well worth it with photo opportunities continuously throughout the walk and a wide variety of different geothermal formations to look at

1  Thank jamesdunn93
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off after jet boating.to see what it was like and really glad we did. It's about a 2km walk around the site but really well worth the effort. Cost was very reasonable as well NZD8 per adult.

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth a look, but all the same after 2 minutes ...an overpriced 20 minute walk ..that should be a gold coin donation!

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spontaneous drop by while on a road trip. So glad we stopped in! Wonderful hour- long walk - can be longer - to see a wonderfully diverse geothermal area.

Thank KarenFredBen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having gone to Taupo for many years I have never called in thinking it was some tourist gimmick. On a kid free weekend we went for the walk and what an experience of the geothermal activity of NZ close up and so natural!

Thank DavidW12936
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely walk around this area. The path would be good if you had a pram or wheel chair. All signs are clear. Did not take long and there is plenty to see for reasonable entry price. Would definately recommend this.

Thank hausfrau841
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great low cost thermal attraction, very well maintain pathways and good information boards. Doesn’t have as much as Rotorua parks but worth a look. Separate loop walk to look out is worth the effort to walk the steeper path way, even at...More

Thank peterdkiwi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An out of this world kinda experience with the smoke from the carters like being on the moon. Don’t get too close for safety reasons

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Response from KarenFredBen | Reviewed this property |
I found the craters of the moon to be a very unique experience. It is beautifully laid out for a leisurely stroll without any pressure or crowds. It is extremely well maintained and you are able to see the activity up close... More
13 July 2017|
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Response from Barclayman | Reviewed this property |
I am beginning to think you must be blind? "Craters of the Moon" is the title of my post in response to yours under the same heading!