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Volcanic Activity Centre
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Turangi’s Volcanic Activity Centre is located at the gateway to the Taupo Volcanic Zone and is a hands-on interactive educational visitor centre that aims to bring the explosive past and present volcanic and geothermal features of this area to life and explain its many spectacular and unique natural features. Discover about the fascinating world of volcanoes, earthquakes and geothermal activity through the wide range of exhibits which include visual, electronic media and interactive displays that makes learning about all matters volcanic easy, interesting and fun for all ages. Explore how the epic forces within the earth shape our world.
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Its definatley a place full of knowledge and facts.Very informative and really enjoyed.

It's amazing all these wonders of the world.

Thank Israel H
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We weren’t so pleased like the other last reviewers; we didn’t feel that it worth the entry fee. This topic of volcanic / geothermal activity in NZ is presented in many museums in NZ. The earthquake simulators are also very popular in NZ museums. The maintenance level was not very good. From the positive point of view, they have very interesting films on volcanic eruptions in NZ.

Thank DAG4
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

This place is a must to learn about volcanos & earth quakes as there is a lot of info you would most proberly not even about.

Thank NeilTaupoNZ
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

This attraction goes into great detail about volcanic and tectonic activity all around New Zealand. You could easily spend half a day looking at the exhibits and viewing the DVDs. Highly recommended for adults; children may find some it a bit overwhelming.

Thank David C
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Spent quite a bit of time there, very informative.

Thank Carol C
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