Kuirau Park, Rotorua

#8 of 19 in Nature in Rotorua
Hot Spring · Hidden Gem · 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. To visit Kuirau Park on your trip to Rotorua, use our Rotorua attractions tool.
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  • The property is very run down but Ming the owner and Samuel at the front desk are really wonderful. There are mineral baths but if you want something fresh and clean then maybe look elsewhere. This...  more »
  • What a great park. Gave me loads to photograph and filled up my afternoon all for free. It makes for nice easy walking and includes mud pools, steaming lakes and lots of bird life hanging around as...  more »
  • These parklands have plenty of thermal activities to look at - and it’s all free! The gardens and trees are really pretty and it’s all mostly level so suitable for all ages. A great spot for a picnic....  more »
  • 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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