Craters of the Moon, Taupo


Location: 171 Karapiti Rd, Taupo 3377

Parking: Yes, carpark

Toilets: Yes, just inside the building

Dogs: No

Shoes: Any shoes, walk is a mix of boardwalk and well kept gravel paths

Date Walked: 25.08.2018

Weather Conditions: Sunny, clear blue skies, crisp

Time Required: The ladies at the desk recommend to allow 45 minutes for the main loop and an additional 15 minutes for the upper lookout. I would allow yourself as much time as possible as we spent around an hour and a half here having a look at everything.

Final Rating: ★★★★★


Adults – $8

Children (5-15 years) – $4

Under 5’s – Free

Families – $20 for 2 adults and a maximum of 4 children 


Craters of the Moon is a geothermal walk, walking on boardwalks and a few gravel paths past steaming vents and bubbling mud pools. The tracks are in great condition, with a few seats and rubbish bins along the way. There are multiple lookout points, and two mud craters with very active vents to have a look at.

Here are some photos of the walk, overall I would highly recommend this walk if you are in the area.

Note: if you do choose to go up to the upper lookout, there are steps either going up or coming down depending on the way you walked the loop.


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