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We hadn’t been here for many years and were delighted to see that there was a shop at the entrance... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2021
mike385
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Good 1 hour walk

Great way to experience the thermal activity in Taupo. The walk is a reasonably flat track 45 min... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2021
meganstericker
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2021
2  Thank mike385
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Reviewed 25 March 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: March 2021
2  Thank wilsonnm17
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Reviewed 9 March 2021

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.

Date of experience: April 2020
Thank JanFranklin
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Reviewed 23 February 2021

Craters of the Moon is a region with natural geothermal activity in north of Taupo. It lies within the Taupo volcanic region, producing bubbling craters, steam vents and colourful soil.

Date of experience: March 2020
Thank Naina-Damani
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