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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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  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8375
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Little old and out dated. Would have been nice is staff/people were walking around to explain and ask questions. Only one non friendly lady at the front desk which is only to take money.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 27 July 2017

explains all about New Zealand's volcanic activity. Not a very big place but quite informative . Go in the carriage to experience what the Christchurch earthquake felt like

Thank SRG0304
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Not really suitable for children. Expected something more interactive and "exciting " for 2 small boys who LOVE volcanoes. The displays do contain a lot of information, but the presentation is dated. The earthquake simulator is nothing more than something to play in - gives...More

Thank ShonaMargaret
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

There is plenty of information on the walls if you have the time and inclination to stand there and read it all. Some of the exhibits are interactive although the technology is 1950s possibly 1940s. Thank goodness for the earthquake simulator as the children enjoyed...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My 8 year old child enjoyed this centre. It is informative but could see it being quite boring for younger children. Earthquake house same as one in Te papa. The movies were interesting but younger children were restless and running around. Probably more Interesting for...More

Thank VenusDeMilo35
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We really enjoyed our trip - it's not just catered for kids and we found it quite interesting to learn about why this region is so thermally active. There's some interesting videos that are played in another room while the earthquake simulator was the highlight.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

My wife is not much into science but she really enjoyed this place. It was fascinating to realize how much volcanic activity there is in the middle of the North Island. The displays were very informative but the most fun was the earthquake simulator that...More

Thank USNA70
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

It was a wet day on our holiday so thought we would go teach the kids something, it is very informative however very dated, my wife and I both agreed that it was exactly the same as the displays we all visited on school trips...More

Thank bigonabeer
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Very interesting centre that offers many fun facts. If you enjoy geography and science this is a must do. Only really need to do once.

Thank cweier88
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about the value I would get for the entry fee. Once I had been there for a while I realised it was great value. There were many photos and diagrams with great explanations. There were intetactive models such as the...More

Thank Malcolm A
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