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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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Excellent and good value hour long walk.

Great walk, much better than expected. Took about an hour but was (just) achievable with a 3 year... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2021
520lukep
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Coburg, Australia
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Reviewed 24 September 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2021
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Reviewed 16 September 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.

Date of experience: September 2021
Thank Mark J
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Reviewed 20 August 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.

Date of experience: June 2021
Thank stumblethru
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Reviewed 2 August 2021

A nice sunny day but the thermal activity a little underwhelming. Nice,clean and sturdy board walk. Good information along the walk.

Date of experience: July 2021
Thank RUBYROOSIE
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Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2021
Thank chumbles224
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