Kuirau Park, Rotorua

4.3
#6 of 17 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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  • Quite big but laid out in an easy flowing walk. Foot baths were empty tho. Toilets could do with an upgrade and perhaps add another at the other end of the park, otherwise an ok attraction.  more »
  • Kuirau Park is a beautiful spot to go at no cost! The paly equipment is top notch. The art work, plants, trees and water features are attractive. This is a really good place to chill out. Our grandson...  more »
  • Looking for a walk to do in Rotorua? The thermal area of Kuirau Park has been done up and allows you to dangle feet and legs in hot mineral pools. Very tidy and well done.  more »
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  • Cool place to visit to get a taste of how volcanically active the whole area is. Some well manicured gardens and hot spring feet baths. Perfect place for a picnic or just eat fish and chips as the kids play on the monkey bars.
  • It's a nice park but thermal activity would be underwhelming for tourists. I think the part where you dip your legs in the water may only happen at night time.
  • What a great, FREE thermal place to visit in Rotorua. Lovely walkways around the fenced, thermal areas. Lots of car parking and easy walk.
  • Cute. A couple of big playgrounds for the kids, community center, lake, sports fields and of course the natural hot spots where you can see steam coming through (if u font feel like paying to see them on a bigger scale) and they also have naturally heated foot spas which are great for helping relieve the stress of a long day.
  • Totally free and totally worth the stop! Great mud pools only one meter away of you, great geothermal lake in the centre. Worth it
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