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Kuirau Park

Ranolf Street and Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 4199
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Naturally Tour
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“thermal activity” (101 reviews)
“bubbling mud” (65 reviews)
“foot pools” (33 reviews)
Ranolf Street and Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 4199
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pleasant enough park to take a stroll through but don't expect to see bubbling mud pools and the kind of geothermal activity that you will see at the paid attractions.

Thank KiwiRedAuckland
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't have time to drive to Wai-o-tapu or one of the other geothermal areas, this is a free place to see (and smell) the geothermal activity in Rotorua's area. You can also see some mudpools here, too.

Thank Sherri S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for somewhere to see geothermal activity for free this is the place to go. It is under renovations in parts and what has been completed looks fantastic. There is still plenty to see. The playground is completed and free foot spa...More

Thank Mandy687
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only in Rotorua can you see so much thermal activity. This is a nice park to wander and view the steam and mud outlets.

Thank eliza836
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were staying nearby to this park and so on our way back to our accommodation on a wet day we had a brief walk round. The thermal pools are quite fascinating...amazing to think of the hot water in the ground. I believe on a...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you want to seeing boiling mud, steaming hot pools and small fumerols for free don't miss this park. There is free parking and you can wander around at your leisure, take a picnic, it's an excellent outing and unbelievably costs nothing. I have been...More

1  Thank Regina d
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I'll never quite get over the fact that the people of Rotorua have bubbling mud ans team coming out of their parks! Really interesting walk, but as of / on the 4th of September 2017 there is quite abit of construction etc going on, so...More

Thank Jaysoncvl
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Love going here for a wander around the boiling mud pools. There is also thermal foot pools, totally worth soaking your feet in here, you will feel great after (especially in the winter). There is a great playground for the kids and also public toilets....More

1  Thank RebekaKelen
Reviewed 30 August 2017

It is currently undergoing some works to improve, but still interesting enought o walk around and see the thermal activity.

Thank brentling
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Don't get too excited but if you don't want to pay the expensive tourist dollar then take a walk here, very close to the city centre. A few steam vents and you can certainly get an idea of what Rotorua is all about.

Thank Lyn P
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22 November 2016|
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Response from BBRJJ | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of roadside parking spots and there are some carparks that weave in and around Kuirau Park. I never had touble parking in the area because it was a quieter time of the year but the park itself is a nice... More
Ray H
7 November 2016|
Response from Merilynn | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay in answering- it's open 24 hours, although i am not sure you would at night time as there are not any lights. It's an easy park to go through during the day.
Ray H
7 November 2016|
Response from CharlieandSue | Reviewed this property |