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Volcanic Activity Centre

Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8375
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Experience the power of the planet.The Volcanic Activity Centre brings to life the explosive past and present volcanic and geothermal features of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, one of the world's most active volcanic and geothermal landscapes.Discover the fascinating volcanic and geothermal secrets of the Taupo Volcanic Zone through hands on interactive displays that make learning both easy and fun for all ages.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8375
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Reviewed March 31, 2017

I have rated this as average as we didn't go in and it may be excellent inside. We had discovered this place had a cafe when planning our trip and thought it would make an interesting stop on our way to Napier. However when we...More

Thank filligirl
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We visited on a rainy day. The displays are well done and the videos are very interesting esp the one about the Christchurch earthquakes. Mt Ruapehu videos also very goo.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Really enjoyed our time here--we learned a ton! Very informative without being overwhelming. Perfect size.

Thank S4399FRlaurae
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Not impressed with the look of the place from the outside. Not impressed that on many different websites there was no mention of a entrance fee. Did not go into as $12 per adult seemed a lot.

1  Thank joolsm425
Reviewed February 8, 2017

A great way to learn about the volcanoes and earthquakes of the region. Hugely informative. A movie theatre shows films on the Mt Ruapehu eruptions and lahars, and the recent Christchurch earthquakes. An earthquake simulator was much enjoyed by the children. Well worth a visit.

Thank GoLiveYoung
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

If you want to know more about volcanic activity in New Zealand this is the place for you. Slightly pricey, and not immediately obvious to find, however it was informative, and easy to understand.

Thank meljcook1
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Although rather small the volcanic activity centre is worth a visit. The display is very interactive and you can even go into an earthquake simulator. The movies showing the recent vulcanic eruptions are very informative.

Thank shiketing
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Visited the volcanic activity centre in Taupo in December '16. We found it extremely interesting learning about the active land beneath our feet. There was also an earthquake simulator and a live seismograph & more. Great thing to do on a rainy day.

Thank AnG_Opinions
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

First things first, the kids REALLY enjoyed this. Don't let being an adult ruin your visit. It could do with a makeover and some more interactive things, but if you take the time to read everything you'll learn a lot about new Zealands volcanic history....More

Thank R2032AIalexm
Reviewed January 21, 2017

A great rainy day activity with lots of information to read as well as activities for children to do. There is an earthquake box that about 6 people can sit in and feel the destructive force of the Christchurch earthquake. Also a theatre for watching...More

Thank white0nes
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