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“Great value for money” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon
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$222.72*
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Taupo Adventure Combo Tour including Scenic Helicopter Flight
Ranked #9 of 67 things to do in Taupo
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Wanganui
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Excellent walk for $6 each, takes around 45 mins, excellent sights very surreal! Good info on boards too! Would recommend for the price!

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Wel worth a stop ...freaky seeing it all bubling away ..excellent cafe nice homemade soup....Only five minutes from the main road

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Very cool!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Visited here after seeing the Huka falls as it is just a km or two away from the falls. Thought it was fantastic and fascinating! Like something out of a lost world movie- half expected to see a dinosaur in the midst of it. Even the little ones enjoyed the 'steam' and craters. Well worth the small admission price.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A Must-see of Taupo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

When visiting Taupo i urge all travellers to go to this place. The views are incredible and the trail is easy to follow! The staff are volunteers and are so friendly and knowledgable its hard to believe they dont get paid!! All around the trail their are facts about the hot water pools and bubblingmud - i.e how it is formed and how the flora and fauna are able to survive the temps.

The one thing that did spoil it was the inconsiderate tourists that thought it would be funny to shove rubbish down the crater holes where the steam was floating out of!!

Visited September 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
“Fantastic value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

You can-not argue over whether Craters of the moon is good value for money as $6 is nothing really for a 30-45min walk around an impressive thermal area. When we were there it was a beautiful day and the walk up the hill provided us with a nice view over the thermal area and was great for photos.

Visited September 2012
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