Kuirau Park, Rotorua

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#6 of 14 in Nature in Rotorua
Discover steaming springs and lush foliage at Kuirau Park, a regional hotspot of geothermal activity. Head for the park's raised boardwalks, where you can walk above boiling ponds surrounded by trees, as the sulphurous steam rises around you. Keep your eyes peeled for bubbling mud pools as well. A small, non-thermal wading pool with a fountain provides a solid spot for cooling off in warm weather, and a children's playground makes the area decidedly kid-friendly. You can even bring along some snacks or supplies to take advantage of the park's picnic and barbecue facilities. To visit Kuirau Park on your trip to Rotorua, use our Rotorua attractions tool .
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  • Only had a quick overnight stop and a local had advised us to walk through this park. It is well set out and gives you a great taste/smell of the whole concept of the thermals and Sulphur pools well s...  more »
  • Beautiful walk through park, BBQ facilities and grassed areas. Interesting walk around geothermal features in city centre  more »
  • A pleasant surprise. I had planned on stopping here as we passed through Rotorua, but I had not anticipated what a photographic wonderland it would be on a wet day. The steam venting throughout the pa...  more »
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  • Excellent park, garden and kids play area right in the heart of Rotorua town. This has natural hot water pools free for public. There is also a pool to dip your feet in the natural hot water. This place also hosts a market for the local vendors on Sundays. It has everything for all generations and a must visit for any family visiting Rotorua. What more it’s free of cost.
  • A amazing place that allows you to see the geothermal activities of the town for free. You can put you feet in Rotorua thermal water in a small pool and admire the gardens and birds. You also see bubbling water and mud and sulfur ponds. Nice to walk around.
  • Turned my opinion of Rotorua around. Great little park, the Farmers market on Saturday morning had amazing looking vegetables. The kids thought the playground was nice, and even despite the rain, we had a good visit. The little public hot water foot pools were clean and very nice. Chatted with a few colorful locals that were lounging there, good times. I'm glad we came.
  • We went to Rotorua for a birthday party and decided to stay over the night . Didn’t want to spend a lot of money so looked for free things to do in Rotorua. I’m glad we went to this park as it was perfect t for my 6 and 7 year old children . It was a great taster of what mud pools and thermal pools are like . We even walked across a bridge that spanned across the boiling water !! My children thought it was great . There is also foot baths and kids playground and plenty of car parking . I would recommend this park particularly for families with children under 8 .
  • Really good free place in Rotorua to check out all the smelly boiling hot pools! Love the foot pools where you can sit and rest your feet in the hot water, super relaxing. Big playground for the kids and lots of space to have a picnic or it is close to town to pop in a eat there. Really cool spot.

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