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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 34 Attractions in Rotorua
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Really liked walking around the thermal areas of this park. You got to see some popping mud and some steaming ponds. Dogs are allowed in one area, and the Saturday market is a nice little one to visit with one stall doing a brisk trade in fry bread.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

There is something for most everyone at this park. It is very attractive to walk around. I visited on a Saturday and there was a fresh market set up. I am still enjoying the local fruits and vegetables. There is a large playground for young children. I enjoyed a long walk looking at the thermal features with their bubbling, fuming... More 

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Godstone, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a park which you can wander through for free which has numerous geothermal sights, some are not particularly interesting but the free hot foot pools and great geothermic lake/pond more than make up for this. A lovely place for a stroll.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We took a leisurely stroll around this park just taking in the sites. You can't compare this with a paying attraction, even so, just walking around the park looking into the thermal pools at the different colours is spectacular in its self. The walkway over the hot pools certainly gives further confirmation that beneath you is a large caldera that... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We spent half an hour at this park. It has a couple of thermal foot pools and a couple of mud pools and a kids play area. Having visited the paid thermal parks - would definitely recommend those - over the one's in this park. Still - its free so can't really complain

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I thought it was silly to pay to see some pools,so we went here instead. Took us a wee while,to,find the entrance, and when we did we weren't all that impressed. Eh, it's what you get for free. Wee did get to see some bubbling mud pools and a few steaming ones and sniffed up plenty of... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very nice park, many mud pools and thermal areas. However the park is not well signaled, so bring your Google maps with you. Enjoy the foot pools with hot water. There is a lot of space for kids and there is no entrance fee.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Stroll through the park and look at mud pools and thermal activity. Stop and have a foot soak at the hot pool to rejuvenate tired feet. Kuirau is a lovely location for wedding photos with nice gardens and trees. Saturday morning is market day. This is situated beside the playground and has fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious food stalls, clothing,... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This park is full of Geothermal hot spots all over the place! Most are fenced off, a few just had piles of rocks around them. There were mud spots, and a larger area with a walking path through it. Great spot to watch the sunset. Best of all it was free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was our first sight of the geothermal activity in Rotorua, and we were all really impressed and very keen to test out the hot water in the foot pools! Beautiful walk through the park, and kids happy to find a playground with climbing equipment they could enjoy as older kids. A must-see spot for a relaxing walk.

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