Wairakei Valley, Taupo

Wairakei Valley, Taupo

With so much geothermal activity underfoot, the entire Taupo region is full of amazing natural splendors such as the Wairakei Valley. Not only are there the famous geysers blowing steam, water and mud into the air, here also you will find the underground warmth bubbling up to create relaxing hot pools. These hot pools are naturally calming and contain healthy sulphors – giving them the smell of rotten eggs. The Wairakei Terraces are stunning natural structures, made of pink and white silica.

There are excellent camping facilities nearby so that you can enjoy the geothermal wonders at your own pace, and a café to stop for a break if you are just passing through. Some of the pools are only for people over the age of 14 (due to the heat) so take care if you are bringing the family.

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