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“Interesting Geothermal Park”
Review of Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park
Ranked #21 of 117 things to do in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

We were in our last day in Rotorua, so my wife and I, along with our daughter and son-in-law walked down to see it. There is a small hot lake with a stream coming out and meandering around. There are also numerous hot-spring-like pools and vents, all properly surrounded by attractive fencing. I thought that the bubbling mud pools were very unique.

The trees and vegetation in the park are amazing. This was our first trip to New Zealand and I was totally astounded at the flora in the country. So many ferns! And Big ones, too!

Of course, it is impossible to escape the sulfur smell everywhere (not unlike Yellowstone), but that's part of the mystique! I personally thought it was the icing on the cake, but that's me. Not everyone will agree with me. At any rate, it's a short walk to get there, so enjoy!

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

This was a really nice walk after we had been shopping in the area. Also nice that there is no entry fee so you can just go and have a look.

Thank Mrs_Wgtn_Dickson
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

If you're looking to explore nature in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, Kuirau Park is a great place to start. We strolled from the main street in town over to the park and continued the walk around the trail. Depending on your speed and how many pictures you stop to take, the walk can take anywhere from 30 min to an hour. If you want to extend your walk, at the end of the park is the start of the lakeside trail. This addition can take about 2 hours and is well worth it for the sight-seeing.

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

This is am great free activity. Nice amount of steaming pools and bubbling mud to entertain the children. Perfect on a cool day when the steam is billowingand creating some maBic.

Thank 2adults3kids2017
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Nice park with good playground for kids and some geothermal activity. There is no fee for entrance so it’s a good deal if you are around and have done the main Rotorua activities.

Thank Daniel L
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