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"Craters of the Moon" Taupo Tip by MichaelFalk1969

Taupo, New Zealand: 17 reviews and 21 photos

  Craters of the Moon
by MichaelFalk1969

Craters of the Moon Thermal Area features a number of impressive hydrothermal eruption craters & steam vents. Due to the constant fumes streaming out of the craters and vents, and the prevalent sulpur smell in the air, the site has a somewhat otherworldly appearance, so the name is well-chosen. The Craters can be easily reached by car from Taupo, being on the end of Karapiti Road (exit from State Highway 1/5, 4 km north of Taupo). It is not well sign-posted, Karapiti Road can easily be overlooked. The main circuit through the area takes 45 minutes to walk.

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  • Updated Jan 26, 2011
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