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Wairakei Geothermal Power Station Visitor Center

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All reviews awesome views short drive wairakei terraces the main road quick stop steam coming worth a visit field lookout power harnessing generated viewpoint vents
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very impressive facility that highlights the wonderful alternative energy potential in our world.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ron1733
Reviewed 8 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doreen B
Reviewed 31 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MikeL5544
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank 590alir
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Took a school group to visit the power station. The staff were fantastic and provided a lot of information about how the station operated. Very interesting and lots of great learning!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 8 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IvanNewZealand
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I have never seen such an intricate set up harnessing natural energy. Fascinating. And it was done 60 odd years ago. Ingenious!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Wayne L
Reviewed 25 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 18 January 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank limeclaw
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

A nice short detour from the main road. Good views of the infrastructure from the access road. Nice view of the field from the lookout at the top.

Date of experience: January 2018
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