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Craters of the Moon

Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
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  • Average22%
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“mud pools” (85 reviews)
“steam vents” (76 reviews)
Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great short activity to do. The day we went was pretty ordinary, very windy and cold but it was still well worth the visit. Got some very interesting photos.

Thank Sharryn B
Reviewed 3 days ago

It takes about an hour to walk the path. You go passed lots of steam vents and bubbling mud pools. You can go on a higher track (bit more of an effort on a hot day...but recommended for the view) but you van stick to...More

Thank KiwiinOz2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

enjoyed this walk around geysers, steam etc. park felt a bit dated. not many bubbling mud pools, which was what our kids were keen to see, felt a bit of a dated attraction? enjoyed the walk though.

Thank 12345kids
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited Craters of the Moon for the first time today having driven past so many times on my visits to Taupo. The drive in is sealed and there is good safe parking by the reception area. I hadn't realised that this was an actual...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a vast open area of interesting thermal areas and craters. Quite amazing and well worth the time to hike around and view the sites!

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time seeing geothermal activity since I'm from a place that doesn't have this. Quite amazing and this facility is well laid out and reasonably priced.

Thank Jono F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a landscape like few others - you walk around acres watching steam escape the ground and mud bubbling from volcanic holes

Thank CarolineLMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many board walks to preserve the area, but overall a little disappointing re small amount of volcanic activity compared to larger venues.

Thank dave b
Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting place to visit not far to travel when staying in town lots to see and great for a walk

Thank lorraine d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place just has fumaroles and not much to see or experience really. It is a good story on the inside brochure and little to show for it. We drove to Orakei Korako which is more interesting and the walk in the rainforest like fern...More

Thank Rana61
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Barclayman | Reviewed this property |
I am beginning to think you must be blind? "Craters of the Moon" is the title of my post in response to yours under the same heading!

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