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Wairakei Geothermal Power Station Visitor Center

Sh1, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0254
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Surprise detour

Actually we took the wrong turn off and ended up at this place that looked like a secret government... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carolin E
Auckland Central, New Zealand
quite ok

You can see a lot of it, simple driving to Huka Falls from Lake Taupo. It is just a bunch of pipes... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
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Sh1, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0254
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Carolin E
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
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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

Thank jwhitebwc
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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.

Thank Loki F
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,...More

Thank Mary T
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...More

Thank 4x4wheelers
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.

Thank turoar
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.

Thank Kathio
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

Thank Richard M
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