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Kuirau Park

Address: Ranolf Street and Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 348 4199
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Ranked #18 of 31 Attractions in Rotorua
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors

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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Walk or bike past bubbling pools of water and mud, steaming fumaroles, and rest at the hot water foot baths near the children's playground. Great place to spend an hour or two.

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Ontario
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28 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Surprisingly, this was one of the best attractions in Rotorua, and it was FREE! The park is located across from the local hospital, and is a public park. Throughout the park there are bubbling mud pools, boiling water pits, and steaming rocks. All have a wooden fence around each one, with a danger sign. However, there are two foot bath... More 

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

As a local I feel it's important to check out Kuirau Park. HOWEVER, tourists should be relatively careful in this area, don't leave your belongings unattended and don't detour through it at night.

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Sandakan, Malaysia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Boiling mud pools and hot springs are on display on a smaller scale here (compared to places like Waiotapu). That means the unpleasant smell of hydrogen sulfide is also on a smaller scale! There are even foot bath pools available. Best part of all these is that all these don't cost anything!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We walked here from the centre of town. We almost didn't go here because the weather looked poor - but we are very glad we went. This park had lots of hot pools and coloured mud. There were safety fences around all the hot spots and a walkway accross a steaming lake. This park doesn't have the dramatic pools and... More 

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townsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stopped here a few times. It's free and you see mud pools, a great pond and grounds. Natural mineral foot pools which are perfect, especially after a day of sightseeing. Saturday's there is a great market. Make sure you have a Thai massage - good food as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

you can see many thermal water and mud pools for free. Why pay huge $ to see commercial sites. Only missing out on geyser. Better that some high priced parks and tourist traps, surrounded by beautiful park land right in the centre of Rotorua.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a nice place to see naturally boiling and bubbling geothermal pools and smell a lot of gas. There are protected areas with these geothermal features, and one can safely walk around them. It is a public park with restrooms and not a lot of crowd (at least when we went there).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Skinny: Parking- paved lot Farmers market- 6am to 1pm Sat Bonus- small kid friendly And- hot and cold wading pools Our hotel is right near the park and our concierge mentioned the Farmers market on Saturday. We went there around 9am and the park area is with the market was bustling with activity. There are a few musicians, some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A playground, gardens, mud pools (& smell), foot pools and a nice walk. A great free day out in Rotorua with the kids!

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