Kuirau Park, Rotorua

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Hot Spring Nature / Park
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. With our world travel planner, Rotorua attractions like Kuirau Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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TripAdvisor
  • There's a lake, a mud-pool, and thermal (formed) bathing pool, and magnificently maintained gardens, an absolute must-see if you're in Rotorua  more »
  • We stopped here briefly to show an overseas visitor the bubbling mud and water. Fantastic, free venue.  more »
  • Kuirau Park has lots of mud!! A great park to walk around and take in all the hot mud, bubbling away. Lovely on a cold day, as you can feel the heat coming from the bubbling mud in the fenced off ther...  more »
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  • Was a good surprise seeing a free attraction in the module of town. A good time spent just looking at all the hot pools, some as good as what you would pay to see in resorts.
  • Enjoyed walking through this park seeing the geothermal vents where the sulphur gases escaping into the air
  • A great free geothermal Park with a playground. Great for visitors with young kids and on a budget
  • Great tourist attraction geothermal guysers, heated foot baths, shallow paddling pool, great playground, free BBQ Area, lovely gardens, town across the road & aquatic center nearby. Definitely stop here for a break or let the kids have time out.
  • Nice park and some fun equipment for the kids. You can also walk around some free open geothermal activity (hot pools and steaming vents). Only shame is its used by many people to eat out and the bins are overflowing. Rubbish was blowing everywhere.