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Craters of the Moon

Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
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“mud pools” (85 reviews)
“steam vents” (76 reviews)
Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
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Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

A 30 or 45 minute walk where you go past some craters and steam, no bubbling mud on our visit. The board walks and paths are well maintained. However the info boards are tired and there really isn't that much to see. Put your $...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2017

The family ticket was reasonably priced at NZ$20, and was a great way to learn about and see the geothermal area. The vents, craters and smell remind you are in a thermal area, and the boards tell you all you need to know. The boards...More

Thank familyoffiveonhols
Reviewed January 30, 2017

We went there before we did the more spectaular geothermal areas around Rotorua and therefore appreciated it more than perhaps doing it the other way around. Peaceful and uncrowded, but not very spectacular. A good way to spend a few hours, but if you are...More

Thank Trent M
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Craters of the moon is an interesting experience of viewing the geo thermal area.At places there is fire burning up while at others there is smoke. There are boards which warn us not to get close as there is a danger of burning.

Thank LachmiPunjabi
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Amazing walk through a natural geothermal area. I have always found it very safe and beautifully maintained.

Thank donna_drummond
Reviewed January 27, 2017

This is a great place to see some of the landscapes and geo thermal area without crowds. For some reason there were very few people here which made the walk peaceful and great for photos

Reviewed January 26, 2017

Craters of the Moon continues to be a great natural attraction for all kinds of visitors. Short drive from Taupo going north, with the real world places.

Thank J D
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Good information and interesting experience. Great for a learning experience and to get an idea of what lies beaneath.

Thank jkrushelnicki
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Not a cheap entry fee but a worthwhile visit to see and hear the geothermal activity. Fascinating to watch and hear. Well laid out path.It wasn't crowded when we were there and there was plenty f activity going on. Its a good walk and if...More

Thank Stanley_1986
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Well maintained with good even board walks, this geothermal area is not only steaming but blowing out noises. Signage along the way was very helpful to understanding why and what plants can live on such a hot bed, and the difference in formations. Very reasonable...More

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Response from Barclayman | Reviewed this property |
I am beginning to think you must be blind? "Craters of the Moon" is the title of my post in response to yours under the same heading!