East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Sights

Craters of the Moon

  • 171 Karapiti Rd. Map It
  • Taupo
  • Geological Site

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

The construction of the local geothermal project had an impressive—and unforeseen—effect. Boiling mud pools, steaming vents, and large craters appeared in an area now known as Craters of the Moon. A marked walkway snakes for 3 km (2 miles) through the belching, sulfurous landscape, past boiling pits and hissing crevices. The craters are up Karapiti Road, across from the Huka Falls turnoffs on Highway 1, 3 km (2 miles) north of Taupo.

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171 Karapiti Rd., Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand

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  • NZ$8

Published 08/30/2016


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