Kuirau Park, Rotorua

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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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  • The municipal park and the source of the Lakes of boiling sulfur and water in August next to mini geysers of mud. All protected by barriers. Near the place covered where you can soak feet in the hot sulfur water
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  • It's a nice park in the town centre of Rotorua. It's quite interesting to learn about the geothermal activities and it's even for free. =)  more »
  • LAKE KUIRAU One of its many features is a steaming bubbling thermal lake. Walking tracks lead you to areas of dynamic thermal activities. New eruptions occur from time to time, but it’s generally safe...  more »
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  • As you get to Rotorua for the first time, maybe the best first geothermal spot to look at, to get a glance of what is all about. Free and within walking distance from town centre.
  • Nice little Park. You can see some hot springs here and have a nice quiet walk.
  • Great place to take first time thermal visitors on a budget, because its free. Even though there are no spectacular pools, you get a sense of the unleashed power under our feet. Dozens of boiling pools.
  • Kuirau Park is fantastic - thermal areas, lovely gardens and the Saturday morning market is really fun.
  • Centre of Rotorua and has been upgraded to first class park. Good for kids cycles walking, and has first class sports fields and a thermally heated public Aquatic Center.

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Rotorua has a range of different accommodations, mainly centered around the lake itself. In this downtown area you will find luxury hotels and hostels, many benefitting from good views of the surrounding scenery. Farther out of the town, comfortable motels offer those with a car a good option for setting up a base from which to explore the area. Campers and others wanting to enjoy the outdoors as soon as possible can opt for campsites and RV parks, all best accessed by car or taxi.
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