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Kuirau Park

Ranolf Street and Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
64 7 348 4199
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Ranked #18 of 44 attractions in Rotorua
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
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Adelaide
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for an hour before sunset. Becomes a little eerie when it darkens. Loved seeing the bubbling mud pools and steaming waters. Enjoyed the thermal foot baths too. Great to experience all this for free.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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73 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Kuirau Park was a bustling place when I was a child. It had a little train and was an exciting place to visit. The train has long gone. The foot springs are still there and there are a few boiling pools. It needs some livening up.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a great free activity and a good way to walk off our big breakfast at our Hotel. The kids loved the playground and the bubbling ponds of water.

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you want to experience geothermal activity for free at your own pace, Kuirau Park is a must! Located right in town it's easy to get there and there are great pathways to follow round the park for a safe view of the bubbling and steaming mud. Even though it's not as spectacular as the bigger geothermal parks in the... More

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Queensland, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were driving past and decided to stop and take a closer look. Amazing park with thermal activity everywhere! All for free! Lots of pathways everywhere so you can safely take a closer look at the bubbling mud and water rising from the ground. So cool to look at! Some lovely gardens around the park too, and a playground too.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A brilliant (and free) place to wander around to give you an introduction to the geothermal activity of the area. Bubbling mud and steaming pools a go-go, and the smell is definitely something that won't be forgotten in a hurry! The big pool/small lake at the end of the park is the best bit in my opinion - there is... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Unbelievable to see boiling mud all through a local park. A must to see but will warn you it stinks!

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This park is easy to find and has enough thermal activity for the average person. If you're not looking to spend money to see steam and bubbles emit from the earth, then look no further. You can get it all here for free, even the smell.

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Brno
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356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Before I arrived in Rotorua I was afraid of the volcanic activity and smell. My fear disappeared and converted to elation after arrival in Rotorua. Everywhere in the city is hissing & bubbling geothermal activity. Kuirau Park is one of the best places to see & feel it. Although New Zealand has countless remarkable points/sites, Rotorua (and Bay of Plenty)... More

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good free option to see thermal activity and there is a very good Market on Saturday mornings until 1pm.

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