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Craters of the Moon
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Taupo Adventure Combo Tour including Scenic Helicopter Flight
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Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride and Whitewater Rafting
Ranked #6 of 68 things to do in Taupo
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

As we were approaching from the south we saw this place before Waitopu and went in. To be honest it's best to just do Waitopu and save the entrance fee. You can see fumaroles (steam vents) for free in the park in Rotorua.

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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Craters of the Moon is amazing if you don't visit the other thermal areas between Taupo and Rotorua. When one does visit others, then they are much more impressive BUT also way more expensive. Nice side trip near Taupo.

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

Interesting thermal area but the others in the area are larger and better.

Thank AnneDM
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Get there first thing in the morning and there is hardly anyone about. Cheap admission which goes towards maintaining the site, which is very well looked after. It is not as big has some, but in 45 minutes you can see bubbling mud pools, steaming vents and awesome geology, the lot!

Thank Rosemary T
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

If you spent all of your pocket money on fishing trips, this is a cheap way to go see a few thermal vents and average boiling mud pools. I'm sure it's not as flashy as some of the other area's parks, but it was educational and gives you the general idea.

Thank Devon S
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