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Craters of the Moon

Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
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“mud pools” (86 reviews)
“steam vents” (77 reviews)
Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great access path around the crater, about 45 mins, plus an extra 15 if you go up to the lookout. Staff very friendly. Only cost $8 an adult for entry.

Thank Sequia
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great activity - there’s not many places on Earth that you can get this close to geothermal activity. Okay - going to bullet point this review: * Friendly staff - who are volunteers - this is a charity organisation * Strollers/pushchairs available to...More

Thank 101byIain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a remarkable place to visit. Getting up close to the craters and geothermal activity is quite spectacular! The walk through is long (depending on pace 45-60mins) but the pathway and look outs along the way are easy to follow and would be doable for...More

Thank crazzimonkee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in one afternoon. Really pleasant walk, note if you want to do the lookout part this is rather steep and has stairs on the way down (no sign with warning of this change). Worth going to the lookout if you can, gave some great...More

Thank Dinks14 B
Reviewed 1 week ago

45 min to about an hour walk on boardwalk around the thermal holes. We found the steam holes, the landscape and vegetation very interesting. If you are able to walk up to the lookout, steep but do-able, the views back to the lake are worth...More

Thank TriciaN204
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unexpected stop along our journey. We may have spent more time than was necessary here (really all you need is an hour) but it was an unique place. Very simple self-guided walk around the craters. And the price of admission was so...More

Thank Katie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a last minute decision to go and glad I did. It is a very interesting landscape - lots of steam coming from the ground over a large area. Some boiling mud but this wasn’t as impressive as the steam. Leave plenty of time...More

Thank Tiara2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed Craters of the Moon it really reminded me of walking in a reserve especially as the sun was shining. You got to see steam coming out of the ground and there were a couple of viewing platforms. If you chose to walk the...More

Thank Mel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is well worth spending an hour or so wandering around this geothermal park. The staff were very friendly and we thought that the 8NZD admission fee was about right.The walkway is easy and there is the option to climb an extra track to get...More

Thank Louise R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth spending an hour or so here. Keep to the paths. Very different to any other experience. I am not going to spoil the surprises you will find,go yourself. Good for families apart from the very young

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12 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!