We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Craters of the Moon

Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 27 656 4684
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$235.62*
and up
Taupo Adventure Combo Tour including Scenic Helicopter Flight
More Info
US$166.99*
and up
Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride and Whitewater Rafting
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mud pools” (92 reviews)
“steam vents” (75 reviews)
LOCATION
Karapiti Road, Taupo, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 27 656 4684
Write a Review
Reviews (1,243)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 1,119 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a cool, misty morning. Craters of moon was a relatively new attraction and it wasn't busy. Steam rose from numerous fume roles around the site, adding to the misty air. In the silence you can hear the steam escaping from the ground....More

Thank Adventuresoftheanon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho, I was not sure what to expect in New Zealand. The board walks and hot pots were reminiscent of what you might see in Yellowstone Park. The colors are interesting and the steam vents play...More

Thank Flowerprof
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Long interesting walk to see the thermal wonders and a bus back. Highlight is a geyser that is only active once a day so check when this occurs before going.

Thank Barclayman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit this attraction, we weren't sure what to expect as we had seen mixed reviews. We totally loved it, was a great attraction to see and would recommend it to all.

Thank Sandeep J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting 60 minute walk through this thermal park with Fumaroles, Craters and mud pools to see.

Thank Evainhhi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a dull afternoon with some light rain Craters of the Moon was a pleasant if undramatic walk - there is plenty of geothermal activity and the walking track is well maintained.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing particularly special but an interesting little stroll if you have an hour to kill. Not a must see.

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Craters of the Moon gave us a unique and eerie look into the geothermal activity around Lake Taupo. The steam vents have created an environment that produces beautiful moss and feather ferns in what is otherwise a strange and stark landscape. We saw quite a...More

Thank BethaniaNic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting walk around the geothermal pools . A bit of sulfur smell but nothing unbearable. It was nice to see all of the steam although I wish I could have seen more bubbling pools

Thank Heynik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited today and although the weather wasn't fabulous, it was a lovely walk and really interesting. The steam and mud pool was so cool. Super good value at $8 for an adult.

Thank Ngaio M
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Bistro
801 reviews
2.64 miles away
Paulys Diner
160 reviews
2.53 miles away
Victoria's Cafe Kitchen Bar
314 reviews
2.57 miles away
Lotus Thai Restaurant
300 reviews
2.50 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Huka Falls tracks
4,842 reviews
1.12 miles away
Huka Prawn Park
909 reviews
2.16 miles away
Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley
304 reviews
1.96 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Barclayman
13 July 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Barclayman | Reviewed this property |
I am beginning to think you must be blind? "Craters of the Moon" is the title of my post in response to yours under the same heading!
0
Votes