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Wairakei Geothermal Power Station Visitor Center

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Address: SH1, Taupo, New Zealand
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Magnificent way to generate power.

As it was raining we only drove past but what we seen was great. Did not know that power was generated by this means. Every piece of pipe appeared in good condition and a lot of... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

But this time our hosts drove us up the valley to the lookout point. Very impressive, a bit scary thinking we are standing on all the thermal activity

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Kuching, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's great for engineers. Views aren't spectacular but the history buffs may appreciate this. There's a bench at the lookout point, dedicated to one of the engineers.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Follow the off road signs north of Taupo and end up driving through, under, and around massive shiny silver pipes that carry the thermal heat from this areas natural environment and phenomenal heat resources to residents in local areas. There is a natural abundance here, well worth using, and conserving, as the Kiwis do to great effect. But it is... More 

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Peterborough, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

As it was raining we only drove past but what we seen was great. Did not know that power was generated by this means. Every piece of pipe appeared in good condition and a lot of engineering went into the construction. Worth a look at even if you can't do a tour.

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Swan Hill, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We didn't get to do the guided tour, but got to drive around the area - it is so big and were surprised at how big it is.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We went for the 4:00 display but as the system was under maintenance, there was really nothing to see. This may not be an ongoing situation, but wise to check before driving out there.

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Thank Kathio
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

this some thing to see how they do with steam and make the power many time I been show around the place the guy told us around

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We struggled to find this place, the location according to trip advisor drops you about 10kms away so ignore it. On your satnav/google maps search for Wairakei terraces, turn left up this road and you will find the pipes that feed the main power station. This is the most interesting bit as you can't really see the main power station.... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This power station is vast with pipes extending like arches over the road way. It is a very interesting stop and does not take more then 15 minutes or so to drive through.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We didn't know you could drive up through the Wairakei Geothermal area, but we did and it was fantastic. Interesting to read about the thermal activity and the pipes and steam. Fantastic for photographs too.

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