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East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Sights

Craters of the Moon

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Updated 02/18/2014

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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 2.8 km (2 mi) through the belching, sulfurous landscape, past boiling pits and hissing crevices. Entrance (during daylight hours) costs NZ$6. The craters are up Karapiti Road, across from the Huka Falls turnoffs on Highway 1, 3 km (2 mi) north of Taupo.

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Updated 02/18/2014


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