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Wairakei Geothermal Power Station Visitor Center

Sh1, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0254
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Worth the trip

Wonderful drive through steam and pipes, a free place and not well advertised in the area, it is a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Catherine D
Melbourne, Australia
Quick Stop For Awesome Views

The viewing point for the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station was marked on our recommended tour map... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Sh1, Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful drive through steam and pipes, a free place and not well advertised in the area, it is a drive to a lookout with lots of information but feels like an alien world.

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The viewing point for the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station was marked on our recommended tour map and it was very close to the geothermal spa we had just visited. We made the short drive up the mountain to the viewing point and were not disappointed...More

Thank crystawithak
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Actually we took the wrong turn off and ended up at this place that looked like a secret government mission, cut straight out of the 'X-Files'. Yes, it is a bunch of long pipes, steam here and there...but its free and self-guided.

Thank Carolin E
Reviewed 28 May 2017

You can see a lot of it, simple driving to Huka Falls from Lake Taupo. It is just a bunch of pipes and steam.

Thank Damanig
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Miles and miles (Km and Km) of pipe transporting steam for turning turbines!!! If you follow the road to the top you are afforded a great view of the workings below. I took some pictures!!!

Thank gary c
Reviewed 21 May 2017

But this time our hosts drove us up the valley to the lookout point. Very impressive, a bit scary thinking we are standing on all the thermal activity

Thank jwhitebwc
Reviewed 24 April 2017

It's great for engineers. Views aren't spectacular but the history buffs may appreciate this. There's a bench at the lookout point, dedicated to one of the engineers.

Thank Loki F
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Follow the off road signs north of Taupo and end up driving through, under, and around massive shiny silver pipes that carry the thermal heat from this areas natural environment and phenomenal heat resources to residents in local areas. There is a natural abundance here,...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 7 April 2017

As it was raining we only drove past but what we seen was great. Did not know that power was generated by this means. Every piece of pipe appeared in good condition and a lot of engineering went into the construction. Worth a look at...More

Thank 4x4wheelers
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We didn't get to do the guided tour, but got to drive around the area - it is so big and were surprised at how big it is.

Thank turoar
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