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Craters of the Moon Geothermal Walk


Craters of the Moon is a geothermal walkway with Lunar Landscapes - Hence its name. Craters of the Moon showcase the natural thermal activity of Taupo including bubbling craters, steam vents and colourful soils. 45+ minutes walk.

A unique and memorable experience for young and old. Named for its other-worldly atmosphere, the Craters of the Moon thermal area sprang up in the 1950s when the nearby power station lowered underground water levels. As hot water was withdrawn from deep within the field, the water level in the deep reservoir dropped and the remaining water boiled more violently, producing more steam. Large quantities of this extra steam escaped at Craters of The Moon. Enjoy this fantastic geothermal area long well-formed pathways and with elevated viewing platforms. You'll see interesting plants that have adapted to thrive in the hot steamy conditions. 45+ minutes walk.

Opening times

Business hours
Please refer to our website for our Opening Hours.
Months of operation
All Year


$8 (Adult)
$4 (Child)
+64 276 564 684
Physical address:
Craters of The Moon Geothermal Walk
171 Karapiti Road
Wairakei Park
Taupō Town
New Zealand