Craters of the Moon Tours

An otherworldly landscape of bubbling mud pools and steam-puffing vents, Taupo’s Craters of the Moon park offers a dramatic introduction to the region’s geothermic wonders. With Lake Taupo situated in the caldera of an ancient volcano and the surrounding area dotted with hot springs and geysers, Taupo has long been a center of geothermic activity and the Craters of the Moon is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to take in its highlights.

Inside the park, two walking trails loop around the principal attractions, with the raised walkways snaking through the heart of the active geothermic terrain. Look beneath your feet and you’ll see steam escaping through the cracks in the boardwalk; just out of arm’s reach, pools of murky grey mud spit and splutter, as if gasping for breath. The landscape unfolds in a moon-like vista worthy of its name, swirling with deep craters, fumaroles and tropical vegetation. Located in the Wairakei Tourist Park – New Zealand’s largest geothermal field - since the 1950s, the Craters of the Moon is now looked after by the Department of Conservation and is open to visitors year-round.
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Admission: Adult: $6, Child: $2.50
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Taupo Adventure Combo Tour including Scenic Helicopter Flight

Explore Lake Taupo and the Tongariro National Park with this combination adventure tour. Cruise on Lake Taupo to learn about its geology and history from a guide, then take to the sky for a helicopter ride over Wairakei Geothermal Fields and Huka Falls. Finally, transfer to a jet boat to navigate the waterfalls on the scenic Waikato River.
  • Duration: Flexible
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US$274.00
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  • Duration: Flexible
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US$274.00

Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride and Whitewater Rafting

Enjoy a thrilling combo of 2 of Taupo's best water activities. You’ll have the time of your life with each adrenaline-charged experience: Spin out to Huka Falls on a Waikato River jet-boat ride and go whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River. With professional guides and all equipment provided, you’ll see all angles of Taupo’s great outdoors.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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US$152.30
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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