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From Wairakei Drive (SH5) Wairakei Road is signposted, beside the Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa. A signpost on the corner has LOOKOUT on it (and also NO EXIT).
Take note of the warning to turn car lights on because of the steam coming from...More
We drove through this site and saw stem gushing from vents and kms of pipes. We also drove to an area above the power station where we could view the whole place and take photos.
It's free and well worth stopping to view.
We only got to see it from outside as it was closed for the day. You may check the opening hours before going there. When we arrived was about 2 pm on a Saturday and it was closed. Or, you may organise it through the...More
It only takes a few minutes to drive through this very interesting feature to a viewpoint at the top, but it's certainly worth it. You can read at the viewpoint how it all works. Truly amazing. We were just waiting for James Bond to appear...More
Well worth stopping the car at a couple of the public viewing spots and taking a look at the convoluted pipes that run through the countryside. Lots of steam hissing and on some days growling out of the overflow vents making huge white fluffy clouds...More
It does not take long to get there and en-route you can see all the pipes and steam and when you get to the top, not only are there awesome views but you can see the amazing maze of silver pipes in various formations. It...More