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Welcome to Craters of the Moon
Taupo | New Zealand.


Open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day)




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Craters of the Moon geothermal walk is situated on Karapiti Road 2 km from the main road in Wairakei Park, north of Taupo.

Enjoy a relaxing - approximately 45 minute walk - on a well-maintained pathway that winds its way among steamy craters and fumaroles. The walking surface is a mix of fine gravel and wooden boardwalks. While the loop track is wheelchair accessible there are steps to some of the viewing platforms overlooking the craters. 

To reach the upper lookout over the Craters of the Moon site will take an additional 20 minutes. This section is steep and there are steps in places but the view is well worth the effort. This memorable walk, with a difference, is suitable for most people of all ages.



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