Craters of the Moon, Taupo
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Location: 171 Karapiti Rd, Taupo 3377
Parking: Yes, carpark
Toilets: Yes, just inside the building
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.