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“Without the guide still very interesting”

Ranked #25 of 69 things to do in Taupo
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Since visiting the thermal region and all thermal parks we also wanted to have a guided tour of the thermal power plant. However this required booking one day ahead , NZ$ 180 and another NZ$20 per hour. For only two persons that was very expensive and there was no group reservation we could join.
We took the road and visited the area for free. On top of the hill, from a parking lot you gat a good overview and several boards give a reasonable explanation of the different installations. These complemetary explanations to the Craters of the Moon and other thermal attractions as well as information from musea, gives you a good impression of what is going on.
We liked it very much to see this other dimension of the thermal activities, and free.

3  Thank huys25
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

The Wairakei Geothermal Power Station is worth seeing, it is free and is the first commercial geothermal power station in the world. There are some explanatory boards that explain the process. It is not very enthralling for young children.

1  Thank Ivan_J_R
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

My host at Twynham bed and breakfast in Kinloch gave me a tour of the geothermal station. Elizabeth used to work there and was a wealth of knowledge. I really enjoyed the visit and finding out more about this area. Well worth a visit and there is a small visitors centre.

1  Thank MadelineW1948
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

wow.huge place and we got to go inside to see where it all started and to view photos of all the infrastructure they have done.an absolute amazing wealth of knowledge the guide had to share with all the kids and parents.fabuous experience thank you x

Thank Rhonda H
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

There are tours but they are privately book at least a day in advance and very expensive $185 base plus $40 a hour for your guide. You can ask at the visitor info center in Taupo if you’re interested. It is too bad as it would be a great place to teach people about geo thermal power.

Thank amicaTheWorld
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