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Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley

State Highway 1, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8004
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“farm animals” (14 reviews)
“peaceful walk” (3 reviews)
State Highway 1, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8004
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank iancT4518RP
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jenny b
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank diheffer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

In my opinion these are the best hot pools in Taupo. They have a selection of three pools of varying temperatures, with plenty of room even when it looks busy (ie of the car park is full). No kids under 14, so a great place...More

Thank nzskater
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this by accident but it was well worth it. The staff there are really lovely, I even got to hold a 7 day old baby rabbit :). I liked all the farm animals they had there and the laid back atmosphere

Thank Bridie J
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The 2 peacocks outside put a really good show on, and white fluffy dog outside was friendliest to great us. The guy on the till (owner?) couldn't help himself having an immature joke on our expense, took out money and pointed to the gate to...More

Thank Carolin E
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A place not to be missed, amazing walk through the valley to see all the thermal activity and you can take a bus back.

Thank jojackjohn
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The walk way from the very rustic fun cafe will set you back $10 each and not convinced it was worth it. It's a 30 min round trip - walk to see a few interesting features. Some hot air blowing out a cliff side a...More

Thank D P
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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