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Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley

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Address: State Highway 1, Taupo, New Zealand
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US$159.91*
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Easy walk to see a Geyser or soak in Thermal Pool

Easy walk to see a Geyser or soak in Thermal Pool. Visit here if you cannot do the 45 mins craters of the moon.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
hsoof
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Fremont, CA
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Fremont, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walk to see a Geyser or soak in Thermal Pool. Visit here if you cannot do the 45 mins craters of the moon.

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Malua Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours here on New Years day. We chose Wairkei over the other spas as no children under 14 are allowed. Friendly staff and nice facilities. There are four pools with natural thermal water with no chemicals. The pools are clean and the surroundings well kept. I feel the price is quite high at $25 per... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very good location with accomodation conference area and bar and restaurant.Lovely natural surroundings really enjoyed visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here by chance and really enjoyed the walk which was easily manageable for an 8 year old who loved checking the temperatures with the laser that you get from the cafe. The cafe was delightful. Really lovely cakes but the highlight was when a sheep walked through. The most beautiful peacocks I've ever seen outside as well as... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my niece. Had a really good massage and then did the pools. It is a great environment and adults only is a real plus. The location is spectacular with the steam rising out of the ground - it is like being on another planet. Open to 9 pm - staff are friendly and helpful. A very relaxing experience.

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Thank roXxy105
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to unwind. Very relaxing and great that it's adults only (14+). Worth the drive from Taupo

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid $25 entry fee for a family of 4 with 2 kids and a pack of pet food. We were given a map and a laser thermometer. The walk took about 45-1 hour. Nothing to see apart from some steam coming out from the ground or rocks. Some rock can have the temperature as high as 80 degrees. There were... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit to view the thermal activity of New Zealand and understand how the thermals work. Easy walk unbless you choose the higher circuit which involves a moderate effort. Takes 2 - 3 hours as you will want to take a lot of photos.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For $10 you get to see what the natural geothermal area looks like. It's on a gravel road so you won't get masses of people crowding you. Great to show kids what really is going on, especially with the geothermal energy pipes on the property next door. Don't expect spectacular and you won't be disappointed.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk is lovely on a cool day, we were given a laser thermometer and recorded temps up to 80 degrees Celsius! If the guy at the cafe gives you a brown paper bag to open saying it's tarantula eggs don't open it. It's a prank and has a sort of spring in there to scare you as you open... More 

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