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Address: Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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+64 27 656 4684
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USD 217.12*
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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

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Unexpected Surprise

It wasn't in our plans, but we saw the sign literally 2 minutes after driving out of Taupo and decided to stop. Only $8 to enter and I thought it well-worth the stop and cost... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

It wasn't in our plans, but we saw the sign literally 2 minutes after driving out of Taupo and decided to stop. Only $8 to enter and I thought it well-worth the stop and cost. It was a nice precursor to the Waiotapa Thermal Park we would visit later that day. Need to point out that the staff was extremely... More 

Thank Atlalfredo
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were a little hesitant to pay $15 each to go and look at the geysers and thermal activity, but it was worth every penny. Craters of the Moon have an attractive setup and improvements on the way.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Compare to other thermal parks in the area, craters of the moon doesn't have too much to offer. Upon entering you'd think it has very little of anything at all, but walk for ten minutes and you'll start seeing the large crates the attraction is named after. It's well priced for what it is, good side attraction..

Thank TwoOhTwo
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Walking in a thermal field is something that I never thought that I would do. I am so glad I did. Reasonably priced entry. Very good quality walk ways, and what a great way to spend an hour of your life. If you are heading to Taupo, you need to do this.

Thank Milan1111
Whitianga, New Zealand
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a amazing place to visit, it is a 45 min walk so its quite long. Lots of steam and a few mud pools to look at. We came in the morning that is a good time to come as its not to busy and not to hot as its getting warmer in NZ

Thank kiwigal78
Whanganui, New Zealand
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310 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Sadly it was pouring with rain the day we visited this time, but umbrellas were available so my UK tourist took off ahead as he really wanted to see bubbling mud and water... it is funny how something we take for granted has such appeal for those who do not have this where they live. Craters of the Moon charge... More 

Thank crosis
Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Craters of the moon offers a walking path through a geothermal area with steam and boiling mud. It takes between 45 mins - 1 hour depending on whether you choose to take the steep lookout sidetrack. It's a nice experience and allows you to get as close as you can to these phenomenons safely. You do feel that you got... More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Geothermal mud pools and steam vents right before your very eyes! The day we went it was raining - funnily enough, this makes the steam more impressive (the lovely ladies at the front desk were kind enough to lend us an umbrella, but you could buy ponchos too). An amazing 45min walk around this 'freak of nature' setting - something... More 

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

About five years ago entry was free. It was then ok as a bush walk. Is still ok as a bush walk. If you are wanting a geothermal experience there are far better.

Thank 869dougw
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Its a spectacular sight with lots to see and absorb. definitely one to visit if you're in the area or plan to be around

Thank jlnkc

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