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Volcanic Activity Centre

Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8375
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USD 793.37*
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6-Day North Island Adventure Tour - Auckland to Wellington Return
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Experience the power of the planet.The Volcanic Activity Centre brings to life the explosive past and present volcanic and geothermal features of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, one of the world's most active volcanic and geothermal landscapes.Discover the fascinating volcanic and geothermal secrets of the Taupo Volcanic Zone through hands on interactive displays that make learning both easy and fun for all ages.
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Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8375
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife is not much into science but she really enjoyed this place. It was fascinating to realize how much volcanic activity there is in the middle of the North Island. The displays were very informative but the most fun was the earthquake simulator that...More

Thank USNA70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wet day on our holiday so thought we would go teach the kids something, it is very informative however very dated, my wife and I both agreed that it was exactly the same as the displays we all visited on school trips...More

Thank bigonabeer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting centre that offers many fun facts. If you enjoy geography and science this is a must do. Only really need to do once.

Thank cweier88
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about the value I would get for the entry fee. Once I had been there for a while I realised it was great value. There were many photos and diagrams with great explanations. There were intetactive models such as the...More

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were surprised at how well set out the Centre was, given it is not very big. There was plenty of information about the Taupo volcanic area, well presented, interesting as well as interactive exhibits. The only negative aspect of our visit was the cold...More

Thank Karina S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

What a wonderful experience to learn more about vulcanoes and earthquakes, yes we knew a little, did the full day excursion, experience the different levels of earthquakes, watched videos and bought a book, which I carry with me everyday, about the earth levels, earthquakes and...More

Thank ciochavelle
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Here is a spot for this kids. ALOT of fun and they will learn HEAPS. This centre is designed as an educational centre but it is also a heap of fun. Both the kids and the adults will get alot out of this.

Thank Cameron P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Simply inadequate and a complete rip off. This facility should only be touted to school group trips on a science excursion and those that actually want to know more than the basics. Charging for children is diabolical and at best should be $5 for adults....More

Thank GMaundrill
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As far as earth quake and volcano centres go,their are better ones out there, but this is interesting, most of the displays are static and videos are on a loop,I personally found it noisy, but overall very informative. You really do have to be interested...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Unless you are a science fan or really interested in volcanoes I'm sure there are better options for your money. Most of it is static displays and somewhat dated.

Thank SophieHBrisbane
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