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“steam vents”(94 reviews)
Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
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All reviews mud pools steam vents geothermal activity boiling mud steam coming steep climb interesting walk thermal area entrance fee walk takes great walk per adult takes about an hour minute walk walk around worth a visit new zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don't let that smell stop you! Enjoy the amazing sights from anywhere along the boardwalk and take in this unique geothermal experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Red4Life92
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our visit here was fairly quiet with Otto many tourists. The information around the walkway is interesting and accessible and it is quite awesome to see and hear the bubbling mud pools and the many steam vents.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 2582Anne
Reviewed 3 days ago

Glad we went earlier in morning as getting quite warm walking around approaching 11am. Well presented activity, aided by good weather conditions and little breeze where the fumoles were so active, as mud, steam vents showed their presence and of evidence of the land having...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michael m
Reviewed 4 days ago

Who needs to travel to the moon when you have this amazing place? Take in the sights and sounds and smells of geothermal activity. The World really is an amazing place. Small entry fee.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank I_Like_Whisky
Reviewed 4 days ago

Truly a sight you don't see every day and well worth seeing it if you are in the area. Do go on a dry day, it would be safer. The walk is really peaceful. You really can feel the heat and the sound.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank JamesW-UK-Travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a relaxing walk along the boardwalks of the craters of the moon in Taupo. It was an overcast day which was great, as it would be very hot on a sunny day and not so enjoyable. The walk was an easy 45 minute...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michsav
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hour walk around Craters of The Moon. Kept the grandkids occupied for a bit. Could have done with a bit more thermal activity but it was the middle of summer. Easy grade and boardwalk

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KerryOtts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this site to be a very easy 45 min walk. The information boards were excellent. Toilet facilities are available.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank risin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the cheaper attractions going around. $8 per adult and $4 per child. The walk is easy unless you want to do the extended track for the view, which is quite steep. Easy morning or afternoon viewing. Worth doing if you want to fill...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vickyl151
Reviewed 1 week ago

you drive to craters of the moon, only to find out at the store that you have to pay $8 a person to walk the site. Its not so fancy, rather a man made segregation of craters/fissures. If it was free it would be worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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21 September 2018|
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Response from KarenFredBen | Reviewed this property |
I found the craters of the moon to be a very unique experience. It is beautifully laid out for a leisurely stroll without any pressure or crowds. It is extremely well maintained and you are able to see the activity up close... More
13 July 2017|
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