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“Craters of the Moon, Taupo”

Craters of the Moon
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$161.78*
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Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride and...
Ranked #16 of 71 things to do in Taupo
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Compared to other geothermal places to visit, this was very good value for money. An interesting and educational outing for the whole family and not too much walking for children to endure.

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"mud pools"
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"steam vents"
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"geothermal activity"
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"boiling mud"
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"steam coming"
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"steep climb"
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"interesting walk"
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"thermal area"
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"walk takes"
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"great walk"
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"per adult"
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"takes about an hour"
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Not very thrilling at all. It was extremely hot & not very scenic.
I really thought it was a waste of money - especially if you are taking a group. The gift shop is nice (expensive also). I really do not recommend it unless this is something your are REALLY interested in.

Thank GandTHamilton
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Located 5 kms outside of Taupo, the Craters of the Moon is a lunar landscape wonderland. The well-formed pathway takes about 45 minutes to walk around and showcases the natural thermal activity of the region. There are raised platforms around the site allowing great views of bubbling craters, steam vents and mud pools. The pathway offers an easy walk for all persons and the entry fee of $10 is great value

1  Thank WCOB
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Another very nicely set out park. A simple 45 minute walk on walkway boards through the Thermal Landscape. Really surreal, hearing the ground emitting funny noises!

Thank Graham P
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

It is an interesting 45 minute walk on boardwalks through this somewhat alien landscape with steam gurgling through small and large craters all around you as you go. You can feel what an unstable world lies deep under our feet.

Thank DrillerBurlington
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