Welcome to Turangi’s Volcanic Activity Centre
Located at the gateway to the Taupo Volcanic Zone, the Volcanic Activity Centre is a hands-on interactive educational centre that aims to bring the explosive past and present volcanic and geothermal features of this area to life and explain its many spectacular and unique natural features.
Discover about the fascinating world of volcanoes, earthquakes and geothermal activity through the wide range of exhibits which include visual, electronic media and interactive displays that makes learning about all matters volcanic and geothermal easy, interesting and fun for all ages.
The Taupo Volcanic Zone is one of the world’s most active volcanic and geothermal landscapes. Stretching from the magnificent volcanoes of the Tongariro National Park, the super-volcano of Lake Taupo then through the active geothermal area of Rotorua to New Zealand’s most active volcano White Island.
Many spectacular natural volcanic and geothermal features in this area are attributed to the Taupo Volcanic Zone and at the Volcanic Activity Centre we explain in an entertaining and interesting way how all this comes about.
Explore how the epic forces within the earth shape our world!