Volcanic Activity Centre, Taupo

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Learn about Taupo's giant geological phenomena at Volcanic Activity Centre, a fun and hands-on educational experience. Located in one of the world's most active geothermal and volcanic areas, the center is perfectly placed to introduce the whole family to the science of seismic activity and show how volcanoes have shaped the local environment. Interactive displays, microscopes, seismometers, and even an earthquake simulator take visitors through the secrets of volcanic activity and the work of scientists who study it. Plan to see Volcanic Activity Centre and other attractions that appeal to you using our Taupo itinerary planner.
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As a resort town, Taupo offers a diversity of accommodations. Boutique, luxury, and spa hotels are easily found in the town center, while some of the more luxurious options are set farther out in secluded spots reachable by car or taxi. Backpacker hostels and rental apartments provide good options for those wanting to get up into the mountains, or out onto the lake to enjoy the activities.
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  • It was a wet day on our holiday so thought we would go teach the kids something, it is very informative however very dated, my wife and I both agreed that it was exactly the same as the displays we al...  more »
  • Very interesting centre that offers many fun facts. If you enjoy geography and science this is a must do. Only really need to do once.  more »
  • I was a little apprehensive about the value I would get for the entry fee. Once I had been there for a while I realised it was great value. There were many photos and diagrams with great explanations....  more »