Craters of The Moon Geothermal Walk

Lake Taupo

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 As hot water was withdrawn from deep within the field, the water level in the deep reservoir dropped and the remaining water boiled more violently, producing more steam.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
8.30am to 5.00pm 7 days (except Christmas Day )
Months of operation
All Year

Pricing

$8 (Adult)
Phone:
+64 276 564 684
Email
cratershuka@xtra.co.nz
Physical address:
Craters of The Moon Geothermal Walk
171 Karapiti Road
Wairakei Park
Taupo
Lake Taupo
3377
New Zealand