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Volcanic Activity Centre

Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8375
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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 5 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 3 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 30 April 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 11 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
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Our 7 year old begged us to stop and go in, but it was a little disappointing on the inside. It was informative but could do with a little update.

1  Thank buzziebee
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Wonderful place to take the kids and show them about the Maori cultural side of NZ. Very interactive and very informative.

1  Thank Satan1964
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very nice display of how thermal activity actually works, with interactive activities to do for the little one, and big once alike. Very good activity on a rainy day out or for people who have never learned about plates of the earth and lava.

Thank 560maaike
Reviewed 23 January 2016

If you want to know what an earthquake feels like, or see how a geyser works this is the place for you. Interesting footage of various eruptions and earthquakes.

1  Thank Pat W
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This was interesting for both adults and children. Hands on activities and information about all things volcanic plus an earthquake simulator

Thank silkroad_12
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Would be quite interesting for probably adults more than children but my son did enjoy the earthquake simulator

Thank 281moniquer
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