Craters of the Moon (G3)

Craters of the Moon thermal area, Taupo.

GPS: -38.644478 176.070857

Taupo area attractions overview

Taupo area attractions overview

 

arpark signage detailing the interesting origins of Craters of the Moon.

Carpark signage detailing the interesting origins of Craters of the Moon.

Carpark signage detailing the interesting origins of Craters of the Moon.

Then and now sign from 1963 and 2001.

Then and now sign from 1963 and 2001.

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Steaming earth at Craters of the Moon

Steaming earth at Craters of the Moon

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iew platforms along the Craters walking loop---easy and family-friendly.

iew platforms along the Craters walking loop—easy and family-friendly.

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Looking down into a bubbling, hissing, seething mire...right along the walking loop.  Where's Gollum?

Looking down into a bubbling, hissing, seething mire…right along the walking loop. Where’s Gollum?

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Don't venture off the path...or you will DIE!

Don’t venture off the path…or you will DIE!

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The farthest viewpoint along the Craters of the Moon walking loop.

The farthest viewpoint along the Craters of the Moon walking loop.

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Crazy sunken pit of despair.

Crazy sunken pit of despair.

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One Response to “Craters of the Moon (G3)”

  1. day 7: craters of the moon | chris and julia go to new zealand Says:

    […] little park was also recommended by nz frenzy. it took about an hour to do the loop that circles around this pretty weird […]

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