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The result of a volcanic eruption from 1886, Waimangu Volcanic Valley represents the world's youngest geothermal system. The area features several lakes, including Frying Pan Lake--considered the world's largest hot spring, as well as a geyser, craters, and springs. In addition to hiking and bird-watching, you can also take a boat trip on one of the lakes to see the former site of the largest silica sinter deposits in the world, known as the Pink and White Terraces. Use our Rotorua trip builder site to add Waimangu Volcanic Valley and other attractions to your Rotorua vacation plans.
Tours to Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Rotorua full-day tour, Wai O Tapu, Waimangu, Buried Village, Whakarewarewa BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $216
Duration: 8 hours
Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $112
Duration: 5 hours
Waimangu Volcanic Valley reviews
This is a great way to experience some great scenery and also a brilliant and informative trip around the lake and old terraces site. Great value for money and a unique experience for the whole... more »
I was here earlier this year with some friends over from england (pre Covid) so when I was in Rotorua again with my wife I decided to take her. Once again the staff were both friendly and helpful... more »
Wow !! Is the factor multiplied by 10 !!! Money worth spend. About three to four hours walking and trekking. One nature's wonder after the next. Quite mesmerizing when a person see these wonders right in front of their own eyes. Excellent and knowledgeable staff. Bus rides are provide back to the entrance. A lake boat ride about 45 minutes can be included in the package or pay to the boatman 👍😊
I would highly recommend a visit. Take your time and take in the wonder of nature. Flora and fauna abound. Strange volcanic activity abounds at every corner, you could just imagine a large animal from the past walking across your path. A bus is provided at various stops to bring you back to reality, but you will have memories to share and enjoy.
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