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Waimangu Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walk

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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.

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.

Highlights

  • Breathtaking views over crater lakes, silica terraces and the volcanic valley
  • Spectacular natural colours
  • Home to Frying Pan Lake - one of the world's largest hot water springs
  • Rare and unusual plant life in the regenerating native forest
  • Learn the history of the world's youngest geothermal 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.

This exciting geothermal attraction has a very unique ecology with rare botany and plenty of fascinating geothermal features to explore.

See the Hypnotic steam rising from the Echo Crater, marvel at the stunning Frying Pan Lake (the world's largest hot water spring), and take in the beauty and dazzling blue of the Inferno Crater hot lake. The newly forming silica terraces are also a highlight not to be missed.

Waimagu Volcanic Valley is a protected scenic reserve and includes the beautiful Lake Rotomahana. The entire valley is shrouded in pristine native forest providing sanctuary for a wide variety of New Zealand birdlife.

At any stage during your walk, you can jump on board a courtesy shuttle which regularly circles the valley back to the Waimangu Visitor Centre.

There are a range of walking options for all abilities and ambitions including:

Easy Walking

A range of easy, mainly downhill walkways through pristine native bush, teeming with spectacular birdlife and geothermal highlights. Encounter hot pools, steaming volcanic craters, newly forming silica terraces, rare geothermal plants and the multi-coloured rocks of this mysterious and beautiful valley.

Mt Haszard Hiking Trail

If your looking for a bit more of an expedition opt for an invigorating hike along the Mt Haszard Hiking Trail taking you high above the valley floor with superb panoramic views of the unique landscape.

Beginning at the inferno crater the Mt Haszard trail follows parts of the original Waimangu walking route from the early 1900's when visitors came to view the Waimangu Geyser erupting.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley is just 20 minutes South of Rotorua or 40 minutes North of Taupo.

Click here for the Full Day Experience including Lake Rotomahana Cruise

Adult $46.00
Child $17.00 (6-16 years)
Family Pass $110.00 (2 Adults + 3 Children)

What's included

  • Walking trails between 1.5km and 4km
  • Complimentary shuttle bus between stops

Location

  • 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua, New Zealand.

  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley is just 20 minutes South of Rotorua or 40 minutes North of Taupo.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Important: Waimangu Volcanic Valley allows a 30 minute grace period before and after the discounted booking time. Opening time is 8:30am every morning and last entry is at 3:30pm. Outside of this grace period you will have to pay the difference in rate to enter.

    Cancellations within 24 hours non-refundable. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

    FREE entry for children under 6 years.

    Please Note: Suitable footwear and a degree of fitness is required for the Mt Haszard Trail, which is steep and rough in places and isn't suitable for children, pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Available Bookings from 30 Nov to 13 Dec 2023

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ediem from New Zealand wrote on 01 February 2023

Awesome

Really enjoyed it. Our mobility is restricted so we were pleased to see the walk was divided into 3 section and there were 3 bus stops . We sonly walked the 1.5km to the first busstop, then hopped on the bus for the rest of tje way. The walking path was good and mostly downhill for the bit we did, but there are several steep bits where we had to take our time. Was seating along the way and information boards which along with information on yoir map, gave plenty of information. The sights were amazing, and i think the first section would have been the best.. woild definitely visit again to do the other parts and the lake cruise. Well worth a visit.

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changhyunc from South Korea wrote on 28 December 2022

Stunning lake!

인페르노 호수는 매우 환상적이었습니다. 버스 시간에 맞춰 끝까지 완주하고 돌아왔네요.

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rodriguee from France wrote on 29 November 2023

Great to see

Beautiful walk

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Olivier Naturel from Mauritius wrote on 28 November 2023

A nice walk in the exeptional nature

The walk is quite long but the sceneries are beautiful and you have a bus to transport you back to the starting point. Smooth and easy booking with bookmee.co.nz with great deals.

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lucd from Belgium wrote on 26 November 2023

Luc

Very well organised and beautiful valley. A pity though that for some lookouts the view wasblocked due to high bushes in the line of sight; especially on the mt haszard trail.

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