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Wairakei Geothermal Power Station Visitor Center

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Sh1, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0254
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Sh1, Taupo, New Zealand
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"geothermal energy"
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"follow the road"
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"lookout point"
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"quick drive"
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"state highway"
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"awesome views"
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"the main road"
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"guided tour"
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"viewing area"
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"wairakei terraces"
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"thermal activity"
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"worth a visit"
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"field"
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"steam"
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I have never seen such an intricate set up harnessing natural energy. Fascinating. And it was done 60 odd years ago. Ingenious!

Thank Bull5eye
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Well worth stopping the car at a couple of the public viewing spots and taking a look at the convoluted pipes that run through the countryside. Lots of steam hissing and on some days growling out of the overflow vents making huge white fluffy clouds...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

It does not take long to get there and en-route you can see all the pipes and steam and when you get to the top, not only are there awesome views but you can see the amazing maze of silver pipes in various formations. It...More

Thank limeclaw
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

A nice short detour from the main road. Good views of the infrastructure from the access road. Nice view of the field from the lookout at the top.

Thank Fovant2014
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Wonderful drive through steam and pipes, a free place and not well advertised in the area, it is a drive to a lookout with lots of information but feels like an alien world.

Thank Catherine D
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

The viewing point for the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station was marked on our recommended tour map and it was very close to the geothermal spa we had just visited. We made the short drive up the mountain to the viewing point and were not disappointed...More

Thank crystawithak
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Actually we took the wrong turn off and ended up at this place that looked like a secret government mission, cut straight out of the 'X-Files'. Yes, it is a bunch of long pipes, steam here and there...but its free and self-guided.

Thank Carolin E
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

You can see a lot of it, simple driving to Huka Falls from Lake Taupo. It is just a bunch of pipes and steam.

Thank Damanig
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Miles and miles (Km and Km) of pipe transporting steam for turning turbines!!! If you follow the road to the top you are afforded a great view of the workings below. I took some pictures!!!

Thank gary c
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

But this time our hosts drove us up the valley to the lookout point. Very impressive, a bit scary thinking we are standing on all the thermal activity

Thank jwhitebwc
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