Kuirau Park, Rotorua

Categories: Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • There are lots of springs around the park, some with bubbling mud. There are also pools where you can have a foot bath, the water is very hot in one and cooler in the covered pool. The footpaths are g...  read more »
  • The egg smell is not pleasant at all and the park itself which is not impressive. It is more than a park to visit when is nothing special for 10mins. When it rains, it is even less pleasant...
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  • We were planning on going to Te Puia but the weather was shocking, so while a break in the rain, we went to Kuirau park/. What a great free place to see the thermo wonderland! Kids enjoyed it, mostly....  read more »
  • One of the best things you can do for free in Rotorua. Nice place for a walk or picnic. The playground is great for kids. The geothermal/ volcanic sites are interesting though not as spectacular as other locations that charge for entry.
  • Excellent place to walk around and see what makes Rotorua so special. Lots to see and do, with the geothermal activity being one the best
  • See geothermal activity for free, boiling mud pools and steaming hot water. Great colours and unique smells ;)
  • Experience volcanic activites... For free! Enjoy an esy afternoon walk and take the camere with you!!
  • ......lovely magical place, you could easily spend half a day and just watch the changing scenery and it's for free.
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