The Waimangu Experience

Enjoy a ¾ day fully guided walking tour through Waimangu Volcanic Valley near Rotorua seeing steaming lakes, craters and more amazing sights, a boat cruise on Lake Rotomahana, morning tea and a delicious lunch.


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Walk through some of the most exciting volcanic and geothermal features you'll see in Rotorua. You’ll discover Frying Pan Lake, the world's largest hot-water spring, and its beautiful companion, Inferno Crater, both mysteriously entwined in a continuous interaction.

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On your Waimangu Valley thermal experience you'll see steaming hills, newly forming silica terraces and rare thermal plants. Relax on a cruise of Lake Rotomahana, a protected refuge for native and exotic birdlife with its own amazing geothermal features.

The Waimangu Experience guided tour includes pick up & drop off from your Rotorua accommodation, morning tea, guided walking tour, boat cruise, picnic lunch, all transport, guide and admission.


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Physical address

The Waimangu Experience, 587 Waimangu Road , Rotorua Central, Rotorua, 3073, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Departs Rotorua accommodation between 08.30 and 08:45, returning at 13:45
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
Pick up and drop off from Rotorua accommodation

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $220.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Under 6 yrs free.
Further pricing information:
Minimum numbers for booking this Guided Tour – 2 paying Adults. 10 days notice is required for this Guided Tour.

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