Kuirau Park
Kuirau Park
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  • Cat J A
    Melbourne, Australia421 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Geothermal freebie
    Once you adjust to the everpresent smell, this free park is an excellent chance to experience the geothermal magic of Rotorua. We parked in a small car park off the main road and wandered through to the main lake. Lots to see and a bonus is the foot bath hot pool where the brave can dangle their aching feet in the warm. Beautiful gardens and lots of green space.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Louise H
    Sydney, Australia40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free activity in Rotorua
    Wandering around this park is free and it’s amazing!! The hot vents are fenced off, so you can’t fall in or anything. Each enclosed area is different, so I’d encourage you to really take a long walk around the site. Half way around, you can detour to Patrick’s bakery on the hill under the hospital for a lovely coffee and a cake before continuing your walk and capping it off with a free hot water foot soak. So much fun. Beaut way to spend a morning.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 October 2023
  • LRadford
    Perth, Australia46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend this free park!
    This park is free and well worth a visit!! If you have the time I'd visit here first and then decide whether you want to see more geysers/geothermal activity and then look at one of the paid tours. Well maintained, clean park, lots of steam pools, a huge one at the end of the park and in the middle a hot spring pool you could dip your feet in. Lots of parking, toilets and a children's playground..
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Michael C
    Derby, United Kingdom1,981 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stabge and unusual
    We enjoyed an afternoon in this beautiful park. It is a rather weird area with thermal pools scattered around the whole park. Most of the area is a traditional urban park but the geothermal sectors make it a very exciting and strange experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 March 2024
  • Explorer24596278101
    Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    well worth the visit, smelly and FREE
    What a smelly and amazing and FREE park to go and explore with your loved ones. Such a beautiful park just almost downtown . We just stumbled across it and had such a great time, talking and laughing and making memories!!!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 April 2024
  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,498 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking Distance From Downtown
    It was a rainy day when we wandered through the park. There were different groupings of pools from bubbling mud and steaming water. Due to the cold weather and rain it created a thick fog that was quite warm and a little stifling the closer we got to one of the larger pools. The foot baths were closed in May so did not get to try them. Overall the park was a good intro to the thermal activity in Rotorua, close by our hotel/downtown and free.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 June 2024
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evenstar944
New York City, NY304 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
For a free activity this is a decent value. It is located in the city center and provides some nice walking paths through a geothermal area. If money is not an issue though I would opt for one of the other geothermal parks such as Wai-o-tapu which has more interesting and vibrant looking sights. There are also some foot baths there that I did not try out. This was one of the few places in New Zealand that I saw trash on the grounds. Overall an average visit.
Written 4 July 2024
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It was a rainy day when we wandered through the park.

There were different groupings of pools from bubbling mud and steaming water. Due to the cold weather and rain it created a thick fog that was quite warm and a little stifling the closer we got to one of the larger pools.

The foot baths were closed in May so did not get to try them.

Overall the park was a good intro to the thermal activity in Rotorua, close by our hotel/downtown and free.
Written 23 June 2024
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Explorer24596278101
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
What a smelly and amazing and FREE park to go and explore with your loved ones. Such a beautiful park just almost downtown . We just stumbled across it and had such a great time, talking and laughing and making memories!!!
Written 15 April 2024
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Mouzouris
Detroit, MI1,984 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Giving only 3 because we did the wai-o-tapu and hells gate before so this was nothing compare to those. Now if you only have a day or two in Rotorua yes by all means worth seeing it as it’s very convenient.
Written 13 April 2024
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Alison H
Geelong, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is a lovely free park with free parking close by.
It is a pleasant, easy stroll to see steam coming out of the ground and there are two small pools you can take your shoes off and dip your feet in which is fun. I saw one BBQ and picnic table by the foot baths.
Written 4 April 2024
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HahnTravels
Liverpool, Australia1,291 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Nice park near the hospital in town. Well worth a walk as their are plenty of geothermal sites free to view. It was surprising and full of interest to us. Plenty of parking and some marked tracks. A foot bath hot pool is available if you like. Well set out.
Written 29 March 2024
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Julia @Scrumptious Solent
Southampton, UK4,156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great city centre park which is free to walk around. You can dip your feet in the hot dis water or just enjoy seeing the geothermal activity in the hot water pools.
Written 16 March 2024
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,981 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed an afternoon in this beautiful park. It is a rather weird area with thermal pools scattered around the whole park. Most of the area is a traditional urban park but the geothermal sectors make it a very exciting and strange experience.
Written 13 March 2024
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LRadford
Perth, Australia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This park is free and well worth a visit!! If you have the time I'd visit here first and then decide whether you want to see more geysers/geothermal activity and then look at one of the paid tours. Well maintained, clean park, lots of steam pools, a huge one at the end of the park and in the middle a hot spring pool you could dip your feet in. Lots of parking, toilets and a children's playground..
Written 6 March 2024
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nina p
Auckland Central, New Zealand83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great little local park offering lots of native information.
If you are on a budget in Rotorua, this is a good pick, including the waimirimiri pools (mineral pools) free to the public.
Written 17 February 2024
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