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“A lot of hot air” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wairakei Geothermal Power Station

Wairakei Geothermal Power Station
SH1, Taupo, New Zealand
07 378 0254
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Ranked #31 of 49 things to do in Taupo
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Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A lot of hot air”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My host at Twynham bed and breakfast in Kinloch gave me a tour of the geothermal station. Elizabeth used to work there and was a wealth of knowledge. I really enjoyed the visit and finding out more about this area. Well worth a visit and there is a small visitors centre.

Visited January 2013
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Reporoa, l, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“broadlands school trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

wow.huge place and we got to go inside to see where it all started and to view photos of all the infrastructure they have done.an absolute amazing wealth of knowledge the guide had to share with all the kids and parents.fabuous experience thank you x

Visited August 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Viewing the site only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

There are tours but they are privately book at least a day in advance and very expensive $185 base plus $40 a hour for your guide. You can ask at the visitor info center in Taupo if you’re interested. It is too bad as it would be a great place to teach people about geo thermal power.

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Tours no longer exist?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Couldn't find the tour- asked around and locals said no longer exist. And the tourist centre has been closed for a while.

Visited December 2012
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wairoa
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5 attraction reviews
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“see how your power is produced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Wairaki is aworking thermal power station. the guide was pleasant and knowlegable. If you don't like noise don't visit but if you do visit you will learn a lot about the commodity that we take for granted

Visited March 2012
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