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Wairakei Geothermal Power Station Visitor Center
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Ranked #18 of 34 things to do in Taupo
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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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"wairakei terraces"
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"worth a visit"
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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 by the awesome view from the top. Other than a quick look around there was not much more to do, but well worth it if you had a moment for the drive.

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 CarolinE648
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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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