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“bubbling mud”(75 reviews)
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Ranolf Street and Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-348 4199
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn’t have much time to walk through this park but it turned out the mere 15-20 minutes we spent here was just what was required. It was a great way to get up close to some geothermal. I loved the way the steam whipped...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melissamartin14
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice way to spend an hour having a walk around looking at bubbling water and mud, the big pond was the best where we went over a bridge and couldn't see in front of our face through all the steam.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mello37
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very disappointed at the water for foot bath. It was cold and filthy. The area was fresh and new, but the water was rather disappoint8ng.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pukeko2019
Reviewed 5 days ago

Found by surprise, large pools of steaming boiling mud and water within the park. Loads to look at and all easily accessed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free parking in the centre of town and you are surrounded by the most amazing geothermal activity. There are bubbling mud pots, steam coming from rocks, bubbling water. There is a huge area filled with steam and bubbling hot springs. You can even sit with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 186400Caroline
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park in central Rotorua gives visitors the chance to see the area's wonderful thermal activity free of charge. You can wander at leisure among bubbling pools of mud and boiling lakes (safely fenced off) and even dip your feet in a pool of natural...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Numismatist
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever since holidaying in Rotorua this has been a MUST do! what makes it unique apart from the impressive volcanic/thermal activity is the fact it is a park and free to visitors. If staying in Rotorua and are having to watch how much you spend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are plenty of places that charge to view sulphur pools in Rotorua, but if you don’t want to pay, then go to Kuirau Park. It’s near the town centre, there is parking as well as a kids playground. There’s heaps of sulphur pools/springs to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Didge432
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a perfect park to take a walk in and see some of the hot pools and mud pools. You can just follow the path and you get to see everything the park has to offer. The biggest hot pool is the coolest, so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lalippart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got to visit this park as part of a guided full day tour. The guide brought us here after visit the Maori Living village in hopes that we would see some bubbling mud. Unfortunately, it had been raining quite a bit in the recent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 11, 2018|
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Response from poopshooter | Reviewed this property |
The whole of Rotorua generally has that smell lingering. I wouldn't say its strong but it is very subjective. Some people do get affected by the slightest while I may have a slightly higher tolerance.
October 30, 2017|
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Response from petertaylor57 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's free. Free car parking too.