Fodor's Expert Review Craters of the Moon

Taupo Geological Site

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.

Geological Site

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171 Karapiti Rd.
Taupo, Waikato  New Zealand

0276-564–684

www.cratersofthemoon.co.nz

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Rate Includes: NZ$8

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