This attraction is worth visiting if you enjoy geysers, mud pools, and other strange geothermal phenomena. Call first at the Wairakei Geothermal Visitor Centre for guided steam-field and historical tours that will give you insight into geothermal power generation. And check out Wairakei Terraces, next to Wairakei Steamfield where, in a mysterious, steamy setting, you’ll learn about Maori legends and history. They’ve done a good job of replicating the original Wairakei silica terraces that disappeared with the development of the geothermal power plant in the 1950s. There is also an evening concert, hangi, and a Maori village tour.