Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon, Taupo: Address, Phone Number, Craters of the Moon Reviews: 4/5

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Luke P
Coburg, Australia3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Great walk, much better than expected. Took about an hour but was (just) achievable with a 3 year old. Geothermal activity was better than than at Rotorua.
Written 24 September 2021
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MBJ
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions
Sep 2021
great place to have a walk and learn about the area. Good walkways and suitable for strollers. A good place to visit on a fine afternoon.
Written 16 September 2021
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stumblethru
Melbourne, Australia72 contributions
Jun 2021
We loved Craters of the Moon. After several previous trips to the area, we had never visited this site, and are really glad we happened to drive past the signs and decided to check it out. For a small fee of only $8, you can wander around a boardwalk, with the round trip including a steep hill at the end taking around 45 minutes to one hour, depending on your pace. Craters of the Moon is filled with fascinating geological wonders, including mud pools and steam vents, including one very active steam vent towards the end which was roaring. Not commercialised at all unlike some of the Rotorua sites up to the road. Most definitely recommend.
Written 20 August 2021
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newlindy
Rotorua, New Zealand9 contributions
Jul 2021
A nice sunny day but the thermal activity a little underwhelming. Nice,clean and sturdy board walk. Good information along the walk.
Written 1 August 2021
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chumbles224
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Craters of the moon provides a really up close looks at the local Taupo geothermal activity. They have a variety of areas with both small and large collections of vents, including quite a significant vent which pours amazing amounts of sulphurous steam.
We spent well over an hour walking around the site and those that wanted to spend a little longer could make good use of the picnic tables provided.
A good fun time and great for families.
Written 18 July 2021
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Kate H
Cambridge, New Zealand137 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
On a bleak winter's day, this was a fascinating experience. The valley is definitely surreal with steam coming out of the landscape everywhere. The fumaroles are amazing, and the unique flora a joy to behold.
Not sure it was really worth the extra hike to the lookout point, but hey, it was all good, and $8 a head is pocket money these days.
Go and enjoy!
Written 18 June 2021
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donna.postlewaight
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
My 11 year old daughter and I really enjoyed this walk and found it really informative. The walk is great for families and the top loop gives a great view. The big geyser is a must.
Written 23 April 2021
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fortunatefew
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand512 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
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.
Written 7 April 2021
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mike385
New Plymouth, New Zealand116 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
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.
Written 25 March 2021
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meganstericker
Auckland Central, New Zealand169 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
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.
Written 24 March 2021
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