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Craters of the Moon

Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“mud pools” (106 reviews)
“steam vents” (87 reviews)
LOCATION
Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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+64 27 656 4684
Ways to Experience Craters of the Moon
from USD 146.90
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"mud pools"
in 106 reviews
"steam vents"
in 87 reviews
"geothermal activity"
in 92 reviews
"boiling mud"
in 47 reviews
"steam coming"
in 59 reviews
"steep climb"
in 16 reviews
"interesting walk"
in 34 reviews
"thermal area"
in 33 reviews
"walk takes"
in 15 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 30 reviews
"per adult"
in 30 reviews
"great walk"
in 37 reviews
"takes about an hour"
in 16 reviews
"minute walk"
in 28 reviews
"walk around"
in 16 reviews
"new zealand"
in 34 reviews
"huka falls"
in 46 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To be honest I was a little disappointed!! Here's why... It is interesting to see the steam rising and hear the hissing and the blup blup of the mud pools, however there needs to be more information boards up. Tell us about the area, the...More

Thank justright18
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has some good natural steam coming from the geysers due to geothermeral activity, small fee to walk around.

Thank Adam E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to see something special, I recommend the craters. A lot of volcanic activities. It's definitely not wasted time.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing what the trust has done to create and maintain this other worldly experience. Thank you so much!

Thank strts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a nominal fee, you get to walk around an area of geothermal activity including geysers and bubbling mud pools. A fascinating environment, well worth the visit. If you take the longer loop, you will get a great view of the area as a whole.

Thank W4lking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonable priced attraction a nice walk on well maintained pathway with a few info boards to view and 3 or 4 side tracks for mud or steam craters. Nothing spectacular here the area has a fair amount of steam one mud crater which had bubbling...More

Thank Tony C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a great walk that's not too tough, so when you are as tired as I was it doesn't seem like too much. So much to look at and really did feel like you were walking on the moon. Great parking, friendly staff and nicely...More

Thank Mrs_Wgtn_Dickson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed walking around this place. I went on a cold, sunny day with hardly anyone in the park. It literally felt like I was on another planet, with all the steam and the sounds of the hissing and bubbling coming from the fumaroles, mudpools...More

Thank Brizzexplorer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family had a very interesting experience there。 The size of the park is perfect for the whole family to play together. Souvenir shops are small and coffee is cheap. Overall very good.

Thank CHAO J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was told about this site so thought a visit was in hand family ticket was $20.00 and very good parking for motor homes. Thought we would see more mud pools and guesey's

Thank billjohnson291
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Barclayman
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!
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