"Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant." New Zealand Off The Beaten Path Tip by worldkiwi

New Zealand Off The Beaten Path: 233 reviews and 269 photos

  Wairakei Geothermal Powerplant.
by worldkiwi
 
 

The Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant is a spectacular tangle of gleaming steel pipes and billowing clouds of steam, about 10km north of Taupo, in the central North Island. You can drive into the valley and view the expanse of the power plant from a hill. There is an information centre at the entrance, but it doesn't open very early!! This plant supplies about 6% of New Zealand's electricity.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Jul 9, 2004
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

worldkiwi Used To Live Here!

worldkiwi

“We all share one planet, so look after it and be nice to each other!”

Online Now

Male

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 5 0 4
Forum Rank:
0 2 4 4 6

Have you been to New Zealand?

  Share Your Travels