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“Splendid”

Craters of the Moon
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Taupo Adventure Combo Tour including Scenic Helicopter Flight
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Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride and Whitewater Rafting
Ranked #8 of 69 things to do in Taupo
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Splendid”
Reviewed December 4, 2011

We arrived as it was being opened at 8.30, by the volunteer staff. My husband & I were the second couple in. Wandering around while it was deserted added to the other world atmosphere. As I am asthmatic Rotarua was going to be too much of a challenge so maybe there was more bubbling mud displayed up there but we liked our thermal walk tremendously.

Visited November 2011
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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“Interesting but a little disappointing”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

This is a low cost alternative to some other similar attractions. There was plenty of steam and craters but not much boiling mud. The walkways were very well maintained and made for easy navigation.

Visited November 2011
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“worth saying I saw it but wouldn't do it a second time”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

This is an interesting geological feature and they have done a good job of the pathways through the park but it is a bit boring. perhaps if I hadn't seen Yellowstone National Park in the US it might have been more impressive. Also, during our visit in October everything was a little brown and boring. The features were all basically the same.and the walk was long - I found myself wishing I was finished at the half way point.

Visited October 2011
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed November 27, 2011

We've visited before, it's always fun. The price is very reasonable, the paths well constructed and safe. The steep walk up the hill to the lookout is worth the effort. Allow plenty of time to wander all the paths. Make sure you have a hat on a hot day, there is no respite from the sun out there on the thermal field. It's a terrible shame that certain moronic elements keep throwing rubbish in to the mud pools and steam vents - I guess there is no safe way to remove it either.

Visited October 2011
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Motueka, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“long walk”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

A long walk around but worth the visit, more information boards would have been helpful, of course they might melt or catch fire as everything seems to be constantly on the move

Visited November 2011
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