Wairakei Thermal Valley

Wairakei Thermal Valley


7 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

9 Geothermal

1 Wairakei

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Wairakei Thermal Valley

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North IslandTaupo RegionWairakei


  • Geothermal


Brigitte Schneider's avatar

Brigitte Schneider


Ranking: 4/10

Walk about 30 minutes through nice landscapes, but nearly no thermal activity.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ranking: 10/10

Not slick, not 'guided' but delightful. Combined with resident animals, the funky cafe and laid-back campsite, we were charmed!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Rachael Venour

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

It was good but a little bit smaller than I thought it was going to be.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ranking: 1/10

You walk into the cafe and look at the old B/W photos of the thermal valley in the 1900's unfortunately this bears no resemblance of what is there now.Clapped out thermal valley walk should be it's new name.Total waste of $13 and a tourist trap at best.Save your money.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Tracy & Peter Cassidy


Ranking: 9/10

A thermal walk that takes 40 min. Brilliant, cost $13 each. The owner John is a good bloke and you can eat, drink, whatever. Best value, can stay in camping ground if you want.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in October 2009

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Ranking: 1/10

$13 for an unguided 'walk in the park' - it's a tourist trap.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Ralph Boese


Ranking: 10/10

Written informations also available in foreign languages (German as I know :))

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in March 2009