Kuirau Park, Rotorua

4.3
#7 of 18 in Nature in Rotorua
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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  • Kuirau Park just a couple of minutes from the centre of Rotorua was a real find. While not quite as good as Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, it was pretty close and it was free. This is a large park...  more »
  • An absolute fascinating place to visit. It is a must when you get to Rotorua. I visited in the evening when the atmosphere was very special as you could see the mist rising.  more »
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  • 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.
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