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Volcanic Activity Centre

Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8375
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Experience the power of the planet.The Volcanic Activity Centre brings to life the explosive past and present volcanic and geothermal features of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, one of the world's most active volcanic and geothermal landscapes.Discover the fascinating volcanic and geothermal secrets of the Taupo Volcanic Zone through hands on interactive displays that make learning both easy and fun for all ages.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-374 8375
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were surprised at how well set out the Centre was, given it is not very big. There was plenty of information about the Taupo volcanic area, well presented, interesting as well as interactive exhibits. The only negative aspect of our visit was the cold...More

Thank Karina S
Reviewed 13 April 2017

What a wonderful experience to learn more about vulcanoes and earthquakes, yes we knew a little, did the full day excursion, experience the different levels of earthquakes, watched videos and bought a book, which I carry with me everyday, about the earth levels, earthquakes and...More

Thank Cio C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Here is a spot for this kids. ALOT of fun and they will learn HEAPS. This centre is designed as an educational centre but it is also a heap of fun. Both the kids and the adults will get alot out of this.

Thank Cameron P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Simply inadequate and a complete rip off. This facility should only be touted to school group trips on a science excursion and those that actually want to know more than the basics. Charging for children is diabolical and at best should be $5 for adults....More

Thank GMaundrill
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As far as earth quake and volcano centres go,their are better ones out there, but this is interesting, most of the displays are static and videos are on a loop,I personally found it noisy, but overall very informative. You really do have to be interested...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Unless you are a science fan or really interested in volcanoes I'm sure there are better options for your money. Most of it is static displays and somewhat dated.

Thank SophieHBrisbane
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I have rated this as average as we didn't go in and it may be excellent inside. We had discovered this place had a cafe when planning our trip and thought it would make an interesting stop on our way to Napier. However when we...More

Thank filligirl
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We visited on a rainy day. The displays are well done and the videos are very interesting esp the one about the Christchurch earthquakes. Mt Ruapehu videos also very goo.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Really enjoyed our time here--we learned a ton! Very informative without being overwhelming. Perfect size.

Thank S4399FRlaurae
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Not impressed with the look of the place from the outside. Not impressed that on many different websites there was no mention of a entrance fee. Did not go into as $12 per adult seemed a lot.

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