Self Guided Walk or Hike - Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Explore the raw beauty of the world's youngest geothermal site on a self-guided, ecology-focused adventure among the craters of the spectacular Waimangu Volcanic Valley.


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Enjoy views of mysterious and beautiful Inferno Crater which rises and falls as it heats and cools. See the delicate sinter terraces growing from minerals solidifying out of the hot spring water. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is home to Frying Pan Lake, one of the largest hot water springs in the World.

Brilliantly coloured microbes cloak the hot rocks. Tiny springs and geysers play. Immerse yourself amongst the rare and unusual plants that grow on the hot earths of Waimangu, amongst the regenerating native forests. Our shuttle bus returns you from the end of your walk / hike back to the entrance.

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Physical address

587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua Central, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $42.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Under 6 yrs free. Children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
25km from Rotorua Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
20km from Rotorua
Proximity to town:
20km from Rotorua

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Months of operation:
All months of the year

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