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Address: Ranolf Street and Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 348 4199

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Free Geothermal Sites

If you don't have time for an extended Geothermal Park (devote 1/2 day to them) drive to Kuirau Park in downtown Rotorua for a free look at steaming ponds, crevices etc. You might... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

An awesome laid-back Saturday morning market where nick-nacks, clothing, fruit and hot & cold food stalls create amazing delectable aromas. Great place to meet & greet with tasty, affordable, friendly opportunities. We're regulars & the 90 minute travels worth-it :)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

What and amazing feature to have in the middle of a bussleing tourist town!!! If you are on a budget and can not afford to pay to go to the Maori village or any of the other thermal parks you don't have to miss out. This park is unique and awesome! We spent quite a bit of time investigating all... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Only in Rotorua can you wander a beautiful park setting, see the steam and boiling mud, BBQ or picnic, and soak your feet in amazing hot water pools and all this for free. We always take our visitors to Kuirau Park and they love it. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a public park with a number of delightfully smelly small pools and pleasant walks. Nothing compared with the bigger privately owned ventures, I'm sure, but a good, free introduction to the thermal area.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Well worth a look. Good range of thick and runny mud pools, fantastic lakes at either end. Take the time to walk throughout the whole area. Perfect place to visit if the other thermal areas are above the budget as this has a good range of things you would see at the other thermal attractions. Also has a good playground.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

So I probably would have rated this very good but after going to some of the pay sites I can only say its average as far as the geothermal activity you see here. This park is on your right as you drive into town. We saw the steam and stopped to have a look, this is after all the reason... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you don't have time for an extended Geothermal Park (devote 1/2 day to them) drive to Kuirau Park in downtown Rotorua for a free look at steaming ponds, crevices etc. You might even stick your toes in thermal water all for free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

So you arrive in Rotorua and notice the smell of hydrogen sulphide. Take a trip to the park and instantly see what geothermal is all about. You will pass bubbling mud pools, a boiling lake and many fumaroles spouting gas and boiling water. Just stunning and very safe. Enjoy.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Love the natural thermal pools scattered throughout the park. Gives it a mysterious aura. If you would like a swim, there's an aquatic centre nearby with indoor and outdoor pools.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you don't wish to spend your travel budget visiting geo thermal tourist attractions then head to this park in central Rotorua for free where you'll get a good idea of the geo thermal activity in the area complete with the smells. No geysers but plenty of hot springs and mud pools. Refresh your feet in the hot pool or... More 

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