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"Wairakei Thermal Valley" Top 5 Page for this destination North Island Things to Do Tip by Bernd_L

North Island Things to Do: 70 reviews and 122 photos


This impressive area offers a lot of spectacular thermal activity. You can see steaming craters, boiling waterholes, bubbling mudpools and so on. The area sometimes gives you a strange feeling, like being on another planet.

This all is due to volcanic activity only a few inches below the surface which makes the place also a bit dangerous. So stay on the paths and don't roam the area on your own.

Directions: Some kilometers north of Taupo. You'll see signs at highway #1

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 9, 2006
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