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Craters of the Moon

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We have been cruising to the iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1982. <br><br>This all-year-round activity offers relaxation, fun and adventure on the water, the Kiwi way. Get right up close to this culturally significant 46 foot (14m) high rock art. <br>Excellent, amusing and current commentary on Lake Taupo, the volcanoes and the carvings.
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fortunatefew wrote a review 6 Apr
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand464 contributions167 helpful votes
We were disappointed and underwhelmed on our visit to Craters of the Moon. There were quite a few tourists over Easter doing what we did, walk around the boardwalks for 45mins looking at a few pockets of steam. We went to Orakei Korako last year and although it’s more expensive and further out from Taupo it was well worth it, so much to see. I felt we paid $8.00 just to have a walk at craters of the moon, had it been more than that I would have felt ripped off.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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mike385 wrote a review Mar 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand97 contributions42 helpful votes
We hadn’t been here for many years and were delighted to see that there was a shop at the entrance stocked with souvenirs. Very pleasant people gave us a map and explained the main features including safety. The $8 entrance fee is worth it. A lookout building has info about the history and boardwalks along the entire journey make walking easy. We enjoyed seeing the thermal activity. The toilet facilities are the best we’ve seen. Simply excellent.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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meganstericker wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand168 contributions7 helpful votes
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Great way to experience the thermal activity in Taupo. The walk is a reasonably flat track 45 min walk with optional 15 min extension which is quite steep but offers great views. Lots of information signs about the history, geothermal activity and vegetation. Lots of great lookouts to areas with high activity.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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wilsonnm17 wrote a review Mar 2021
Nha Trang, Vietnam45 contributions29 helpful votes
Time to check out Taupo and see what it offers, This was a big surprise walking around the Craters was a lot of fun and only $8 for an adult it’s a bargain and worth the time.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Jan F wrote a review Mar 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand30 contributions8 helpful votes
If you've been to other geothermal sights, this is a bit "basic" - there's not that much to see... there are lots of steam fumeroles, & good walkways, but it seems a bit "tired", especially after seeing all the others.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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