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All reviews mud pools steam vents geothermal activity boiling mud steam coming steep climb interesting walk thermal area entrance fee walk takes great walk per adult takes about an hour minute walk walk around worth a visit new zealand
We incorporated this on a trip to Taupo, when we were staying in the area. I felt the entrance fee was fair, not overpriced. In Britain they would also have charged you to park, which in NZ was free. We had a sleeping 2year old...More
Craters of boiling mud emerged, along with other geothermal phenomena, Superheated water rose to the surface, escaping through any vent it could find.
Wooden boardwalks have been constructed to protect visitors from the heat of the soil and these are regularly moved as new vents...More
Entrance fee was very good
The walk took us about an hour and a half (4km)
There is lots to see and information boards all around
It gives you a very realistic, first hand experience of how the geothermal springs look and sound from up...More
Honestly, it's okay but there is a thermal area that is down the road and goes through the forest and it's way cooler!
It's just a whole lot of steam coming out of the ground in different areas- big deal. Wide open area...mud pools here...More
Our visit here was fairly quiet with Otto many tourists. The information around the walkway is interesting and accessible and it is quite awesome to see and hear the bubbling mud pools and the many steam vents.
Glad we went earlier in morning as getting quite warm walking around approaching 11am. Well presented activity, aided by good weather conditions and little breeze where the fumoles were so active, as mud, steam vents showed their presence and of evidence of the land having...More
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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
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. I would go for it. Reasonable entry costs. Cheapest coffee going as well.