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Volcanic Activity Centre

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Address: Corner Karetoto Road & Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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+64 7-374 8375
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Experience the power of the planet.The Volcanic Activity Centre brings to...

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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Our 7 year old begged us to stop and go in, but it was a little disappointing on the inside. It was informative but could do with a little update.

Reviewed 24 March 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Our 7 year old begged us to stop and go in, but it was a little disappointing on the inside. It was informative but could do with a little update.

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1 Thank buzziebee
Greater Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Wonderful place to take the kids and show them about the Maori cultural side of NZ. Very interactive and very informative.

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1 Thank Satan1964
Taupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very nice display of how thermal activity actually works, with interactive activities to do for the little one, and big once alike. Very good activity on a rainy day out or for people who have never learned about plates of the earth and lava.

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Thank 560maaike
Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

If you want to know what an earthquake feels like, or see how a geyser works this is the place for you. Interesting footage of various eruptions and earthquakes.

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1 Thank Pat W
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This was interesting for both adults and children. Hands on activities and information about all things volcanic plus an earthquake simulator

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Thank silkroad_12
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Would be quite interesting for probably adults more than children but my son did enjoy the earthquake simulator

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Thank 281moniquer
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Quite disappointing. The information was not presented in an interesting was, just boards of information, and the videos were dated. Do not bother stopping here, keep doing to Huka falls.

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Thank Marianne L
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Quite a bit of info in here but presentation is very old school and small - videos are interesting but can probably be accessed on the web

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Thank EggyR
Manurewa, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Its great to see places like this but it was very small and outdated. Some of the activities werent working which made the kids lose intrest very quickly.

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Thank Lexi M
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

It is very small place so do not expect grand museum as you will be disappointed. We went the on rainy day as there was not much else to do for our kids (both under 10). They seemed to enjoy the experience which is the most important factor. I think 30 min is sufficient amount of time for a visit.

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