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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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  • Very good33%
  • 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 13 April 2017

Here is a spot for this kids. ALOT of fun and they will learn HEAPS. This centre is designed as an educational centre but it is also a heap of fun. Both the kids and the adults will get alot out of this.

Thank Cameron P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Simply inadequate and a complete rip off. This facility should only be touted to school group trips on a science excursion and those that actually want to know more than the basics. Charging for children is diabolical and at best should be $5 for adults....More

Thank GMaundrill
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As far as earth quake and volcano centres go,their are better ones out there, but this is interesting, most of the displays are static and videos are on a loop,I personally found it noisy, but overall very informative. You really do have to be interested...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Unless you are a science fan or really interested in volcanoes I'm sure there are better options for your money. Most of it is static displays and somewhat dated.

Thank SophieHBrisbane
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I have rated this as average as we didn't go in and it may be excellent inside. We had discovered this place had a cafe when planning our trip and thought it would make an interesting stop on our way to Napier. However when we...More

Thank filligirl
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We visited on a rainy day. The displays are well done and the videos are very interesting esp the one about the Christchurch earthquakes. Mt Ruapehu videos also very goo.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Really enjoyed our time here--we learned a ton! Very informative without being overwhelming. Perfect size.

Thank S4399FRlaurae
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Not impressed with the look of the place from the outside. Not impressed that on many different websites there was no mention of a entrance fee. Did not go into as $12 per adult seemed a lot.

1  Thank joolsm425
Reviewed 9 February 2017

A great way to learn about the volcanoes and earthquakes of the region. Hugely informative. A movie theatre shows films on the Mt Ruapehu eruptions and lahars, and the recent Christchurch earthquakes. An earthquake simulator was much enjoyed by the children. Well worth a visit.

Thank GoLiveYoung
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

If you want to know more about volcanic activity in New Zealand this is the place for you. Slightly pricey, and not immediately obvious to find, however it was informative, and easy to understand.

Thank meljcook1
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