There is plenty to see and do in the Wairakei Tourist Park that is fun and informative for the family.
Get a sense of the geothermal activity in Taupo with a walk around Craters of the Moon. Explore a cratered valley that hisses with clouds of steam, boiling mud and where the heat is just beneath your feet.
If the kids want to know more (or you for that matter) take a short trip across to the Volcanic Activity Centre. Discover the fascinating volcanic and geothermal secrets of the Taupo Volcanic Zone through hands on interactive displays. A true Volcanic Activity Centre favourite is the Earthquake Simulator where you can experience the devastating 6.3 Christchurch earthquake of 2011.
After the geothermal excitement pop along the road to the Huka Honey Hive for delicious honey ice creams you will all enjoy! This unique honey experience offers free honey, mead and liqueur tastings; live beehives to view & interactive displays – a hit with the children. Be tempted by the 100% Pure New Zealand honeys, natural Manuka Honey Skin Care products and unique gift ideas.
Why not finish the day getting the kids catching dinner at the Huka Prawn Park! Whether you are a lover of the local delicacy or not, there really is something for everyone at New Zealand’s only Prawn Park! You can fish all day and once you’ve landed your catch, you can cook it up and sample the local delicacy right beside the fishing ponds! Or perhaps you’d prefer to take it home and put them on the BBQ with a little garlic butter—yum!