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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 742.62*
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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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  • Average27%
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Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8375
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

A one stop centre to be educated on volcanic activities, past events to include earthquakes and seismic faults going through around Taupo and surrounds. There is so mch expertise and dedication on the study and monitoring of volcanic activities and earthquakes. This is a privately...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Found the centre very interesting and informative. The earthquake simulator is very loud and becomes very annoying as it makes it impossible to hear some of the interactive displays.

Thank Hookachucka
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

From the outside it looks great. On the inside - meh... The videos were informative. The geyser was great. The kids liked pushing buttons but really for the price I would have expected more. Te Papa in Wellington does it better and is free.

Thank Te_Rina_Kereru
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

A VERY small attraction - 1 room plus a theatre for videos. For our family entry fee - I feel ripped off. Good info but wont entertain young kids. Did make me reflect on nz quake toll.

Thank Kiwi M
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

A really small centre, only look about 30 mins to see it all except for the videos in the theatre. Not too bad but nothing to get excited about. Good activity to fill in some time if the weather is bad. Christchurch earthquake simulator wasn't...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Lots to learn and discover. A must see for anyone who loves nature and natural happenings. Interesting videos playing and fun riding the earthquake shake house.

Thank kath909
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I went here on my honeymoon but now, the movies have improved in quality and more has been added. There are lots of interactive exhibits.

Thank Lalaric
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This interactive museum gives lots of information on geology and vulcanic processes. If you do not know much about it, go for it! They have many movies and a cabin which simulates an earthquake. But still 12$ is a bit much for the small room...More

Thank Nora W
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We were really excited to come in here but didn't feel it was the best value for money. there was only one room and other than the earthquake room nothing outstanding for our daughter. they didn't have water while we were there so the geyser...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This was a great place to stop in with the kids, who really enjoyed playing with the interactive educational displays, watching the geyser erupt and loved the various videos & cinema. I learned a great deal myself and wish i could go back (without the...More

Thank GreenBees
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