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Volcanic Activity Centre
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Turangi’s Volcanic Activity Centre is located at the gateway to the Taupo Volcanic Zone and is a hands-on interactive educational visitor centre that aims to bring the explosive past and present volcanic and geothermal features of this area to life and explain its many spectacular and unique natural features. Discover about the fascinating world of volcanoes, earthquakes and geothermal activity through the wide range of exhibits which include visual, electronic media and interactive displays that makes learning about all matters volcanic easy, interesting and fun for all ages. Explore how the epic forces within the earth shape our world.
Reviewed 23 January 2012

we took our 8 yearvold grandchilren who were on holiday from USA and they absolutely loved the interaction of it all. Had trouble getting them out of the place

Thank tishyann
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

We visited the volcanic centre thinking it would be a good experience for the kids. Unfortunately I came away very disappointed. The Centre itself is tiny. There was one large 3D map where you press a button and that feature shows up, a couple of other displays, a crappy geyser simulator and some computer based interaction.

I was horrified to find that on the computer the "recent" earthquakes listed were from 1998! There was no mention of the Chch earthquakes in either the major or recent earthquake listings - not good enough!

In fact, apart from a hand written note on one A4 printed page on the wall, and a video that was nothing more than a rehash of old TV3 news articles, there was no mention of the Chch earthquake.

Very average attraction - I would not waste your time or money in visiting.

1  Thank Neilsnz
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

This was a good attempt at sharing info on the area and it's geology. But not a modern establishment compared to the likes of TePapa doing a much larger scale of the same type of thing

Thank KBE9
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

Have to agree with previous reviews that unlikely to keep the imagination of the internet savvy child. Videos interesting but AV needs modernizing

Thank cyberdoc1
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

Lots of interesting facts but not presented in a very good way for the kids

Thank Lesley V
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