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Craters of the Moon

Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“mud pools” (104 reviews)
“steam vents” (87 reviews)
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Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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+64 27 656 4684
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"mud pools"
in 104 reviews
"steam vents"
in 87 reviews
"geothermal activity"
in 92 reviews
"boiling mud"
in 47 reviews
"steam coming"
in 60 reviews
"steep climb"
in 16 reviews
"interesting walk"
in 34 reviews
"thermal area"
in 32 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 31 reviews
"walk takes"
in 15 reviews
"per adult"
in 30 reviews
"great walk"
in 40 reviews
"takes about an hour"
in 16 reviews
"minute walk"
in 27 reviews
"walk around"
in 16 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 41 reviews
"new zealand"
in 32 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took this walk in about an hour and very much enjoyed seeing the different types of land and craters that New Zealand has to offer.

Thank 614emilyn
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located just off Highway 1, a little north of Taupo- this landscape could be on another planet. Plumes of condensed water vapor, scented with a hint of hydrogen sulfide rise all around you. There are pheasants and other birds along the well-maintained walkway. One could...More

Thank ebinde
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You basically walk on a boardwalk and look at bramble bush. I’m glad I went for free. I was so disappointed.

Thank kalijax
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet location with interesting geysers and vegetation. A bit off the main roads and public transport, so getting to this place the car would be the best option.

Thank Maris Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to see and a nice walk. Takes 1 hour to see and we took our time. I would recommend this if in the area and have some time to spare.

Thank Charlotte H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So pleased we decided to check this place out! At only $8 per person and I think $5 per child it's affordabe family fun, with a little education ;) The walk is easy and enjoyable and the sites really are amazing! It's got our kids...More

Thank BecaMoss
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really worth a couple of hours of your time while in Taupo, almost a step back in time. This is where you realize you're in a pretty cool place!

Thank julianjbristow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Craters of the moon was great to see. Cost is reasonable and I spent about 1 hour here. Definitelky learnt a lot with the map and signs around the crater. Steam, mud and interesting plants that thrive in 70 degree heat. Worth a visit.

Thank PLee8584
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Geothermal cracks and crevices pouring hot steam into the air. We had spent almost two weeks in Taupo and had traveled around to here and there and what was actually one end of the island to the other and it was time to head back...More

1  Thank Marilyn M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out there and it was a bit rainy but the skies were kind and we didnt get wet. The place is really interesting and worth the detour for sure. $8 sees you in for the 1 hour round trip

Thank cervelogoldcoast
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Barclayman
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!
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