Lake Rotomahana Cruise - Waimangu Volcanic Valley

See the wonders of Waimangu Volcanic Valley from the comfort of a boat. Enjoy a cruise on sparkling Lake Rotomahana, a lake with its own separate geothermal system, with some amazing thermal activity only viewable by boat.


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Waimangu Volcanic Valley geothermal park encompasses beautiful Lake Rotomahana and is set in pristine New Zealand bush. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is just 20 minutes south of Rotorua and 40 minutes north of Taupo.

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Relax on a cruise of beautiful Lake Rotomahana seeing rare geothermal sights not accessible on foot.or take a combination of walk and cruise.

The 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption changed Lake Rotomahana dramatically, exploding it to 20 times its size. Lake Rotomahana is the newest of all New Zealand’s larger, naturally formed lakes – protected as a wildlife refuge, it's home to large numbers of birds all year round.


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Physical address

Lake Rotomahana Cruise - Waimangu Volcanic Valley, 587 Waimangu Road , Rotorua Central, Rotorua, 3073, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Cruise departs from Waimangu Visitor Center at 10.00am 11.00am, 12.50pm, 2.35pm, 3.15pm (4.10pm January).
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
20 mins south of Rotorua, 40 mins north of Taupo

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $45.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Under 6 yrs free. Children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult.

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