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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  • Travelling on a budget, it was a nice walk with enough geothermal activity to see that we would have otherwise not been able to afford. They have done a great job making it all very tidy and...  more »
  • Kuirao park situated at the heart of Rotorua. The walk is short and family friendly. There are some hot pool to relax and at the end of the track the hot pond is the cherry on the top.  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.
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