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Kuirau Park

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Address: Ranolf Street and Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 348 4199
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Great stop for a free thermal experience!

Kuirau Park and the thermal pools are located in a large park in Rotorua. We found a ton of parking and it was easy to find the location because you can see the steam clouds in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lauren V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Kuirau Park and the thermal pools are located in a large park in Rotorua. We found a ton of parking and it was easy to find the location because you can see the steam clouds in the air over the park. The large pools are surrounded by short wood fence and it seems like the pools pop up often because... More 

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Thank Lauren V
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walk amongst the steaming vents, up close to the bigger fenced off ones, and you can even touch the little open ones! Experience the cleansing sulphur steam on a chilly morning for best effect. Go for a morning walk and keep cosy with the free geothermal heating in Kuirau Park.

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Thank James92016
Matamata, N.Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful thermal park with all the geysers, boiling mud pools and steaming pools galore. This costs you nothing and hard to believe people pay $80 and more to visit other thermal attractions when this is so handy , beautiful and free. We always tell our overseas visitors to go here and not be caught being charged big... More 

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Thank BrendaMatamata_N_Z
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located in the city and provides a wonderful free introduction to the thermal activity. There is no glitz and glamour, just an authentic experience with a little bit of something for the whole family. Perhaps most importantly this is all available for free which makes it a family-friendly option. The thermal experience can be enjoyed without the rippling cost... More 

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Thank Rosbo10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just over the road from the YHA and Base backpackers. A safe and free way to view thermal activity. 😊

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Thank slackalice1
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well having lived in rotorua I found a visit to this park ok . Sure no charge . But playground is not nice old dated equipment. The good thing I found after walking around a bit was a foot pool with warm thermal water . Good to soak tired feet .

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Thank neil o
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely park in the middle of Rotorua. Great place to kill some time, watch some thermal activity and soak your feet in free hot pools. We love it and visit every time we're in Rotorua.

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Thank Delicjaaa
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a walk round the park a few days ago and was very impressed. I was expecting a few pools and not a lot else just because it's free but it's far from that, there are loads of pools to look at and a fantastic big lake at the end. Also free foot pools! We were very pleased we... More 

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Thank se130789
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice park to bring the family. It's free and there's many hot thermal pool here. There's a free foot dipping pool as well. Good for a walk in the morning.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the free things to do in Rotorua and definitely worth a visit! You feel like you've been transported to an alien world, walking around with steaming, bubbling pools all around you! We were here in winter so it might be more impressive then. Even has a little hot pool for soaking your feet. Make sure you walk across... More 

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