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Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley

State Highway 1, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8004
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“farm animals” (13 reviews)
“peaceful walk” (3 reviews)
State Highway 1, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought that we would take a drive down here & was pleasantly surprised. Nice walk through the thermals... easy walk but a little bit uneven in places... had a nice cafe & kids play area at the start/finish area.

Thank 145jodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Landscape appears unchanged since the age of the dinosaurs, with thermals and mud pools surrounding the silica terraces. Well maintained boardwalk, but a lot of steps for those who are less mobile. Friendly staff in the ‘mud cafe’.

Thank Jan F
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Most interesting thermal activity walk but not for persons with mobility issues as some steep walks and uneven ground. Beautiful setting and wonderful staff.

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night after spending an afternoon at Lake Taupo. The owners are very nice and friendly, and provided us with a map and tips for the local area. Campground is safe. We did not eat at the not...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This place merely reflects the owners menagerie of animals.. bird droppings....and VERY poor cleaning (if any)....and a drive that threw our camper from one side to the other Sorry but could never recommend this place to anybody....I just wish we had paid a few dollars...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Was good, but seemed to be very commercialised. Had a great gift shop though! Recommend it for this alone.

1  Thank iancT4518RP
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had a really good day, much better then the one in town, and apparently cheaper, better value for money

Thank Jenny b
Reviewed 7 November 2017

By Yellowstone National Park standards this is a very limited area of thermal activity. However it's worth a visit as the history of the area and the views are good. It's a nice hike as well.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed 31 October 2017

An experience like no other. Take your camera!! Fantastic colours and smells to be had. Need good strong shoes.

Thank diheffer
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A surprise fun activities we found here. We were just done huka falls view and thinking to explore Crater of Moon, but it closed by 5pm. Thus we drove about and saw this place, which have nice farm animals outside with beautiful peacock and a...More

Thank AnnKL_13
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abigail s
9 March 2017|
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Response from Patrick H | Reviewed this property |
Not really - thermal track walk is a bush track only. The house is accessible from the side but steps inside. Sorry for the delay in responding