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“mud pools”(106 reviews)
“steam vents”(89 reviews)
Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
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All reviewsmud poolssteam ventsgeothermal activityboiling mudsteam comingsteep climbinteresting walkthermal areaentrance feewalk takesper adultgreat walktakes about an hourminute walkwalk aroundworth a visitnew zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Just outside of Taupō, within the largest geothermal field in New Zealand, Craters of the Moon is rich with steaming fumaroles, bubbling mudpools and colorful craters. After spending some time in Rotorua---a town with so many hot springs and steaming vents it seems to be...More

Thank jamieatl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely worth a visit. $8 NZ entry fee for an easy walk around some of the most amazing geothermal activity. Great for young and old.

Thank mscott66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only $8 for the entry for an adult, this place is a wonderful place. There are so many steams coming out from big and small craters. The walk along the pathway is well maintained. There are some platforms for larger craters. Mount Tauhara on the...More

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not expensive place to visit and it's great value for money. There were pavements everywhere. If you are travelling with children, you should take an extra care, because it could be very dangerous to step away from the pavements.

Thank KestKa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great 30 minute walk around this interesting site. It is reasonably priced. $20 for a family. It is close to other good sites, such as Huka Falls.

Thank Nedbedrock
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you had a short time in Taupo or the thermal regions of NZ this is a MUST! The entry price is so reasonable and staff so friendly- only $8 for an adult and family passes of 420 (that's way less than you'd pay for...More

Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed 1 week ago

While an admission price is acceptable perhaps the $8 entry is a little high considering there is little to maintain in the area. Disappointing too that only paying customers can use the bathrooms (basic amenities too). If a traveller makes the detour to this place...More

Thank kiwivivr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our whole family enjoyed the walk around. All the steam creating a very atmospheric and fun walk for our 7 year old twins. You must pay to enter which we didnt realise before we arrived but it was worth the price.

Thank L H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't describe it in 100 words,but interesting place to visit,lots of vapor coming from underground,a bit smelly quiet a few craters with smoke coming from ground,friendly reception at entrance,the walk last about 1 hour,take warm clothes if you go in winter and walking shoes

1  Thank Pedro E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gentle introduction for those new into the geothermal area, this park is inexpensive, takes under an hour and showcases some of the basic fumaroles/ mud pools that you will see on a grander scale later in your trip. For those already experienced in the...More

Thank CoJonesUK
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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!