Waimangu Volcanic Valley


Walking and Hiking Attractions Geothermal For Kids

Waimangu connects people with the beating heart of the world’s youngest geothermal valley, its unique history and legacy. 

Home to the now hidden Pink and White Terraces, the eighth natural wonder of the world, Waimangu immerses visitors in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption, its people, and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created the world’s youngest geothermal valley.

Through a variety of self-guided, and guided, nature walks, hikes, and lake cruises, interpretive signage, technology, map guides, and human to human interaction visitors immerse, imagine, and feel the unique geothermal features, regenerating forest, bird life, botany, and culture and legacy of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

Fully immerse yourself in this unique, historical landscape – allow at least 3.5 hours.  The Full Waimangu Experience includes the walk/hike and a 45 minute geothermal cruise on Lake Rotomahana to visit the sites of the lost Pink and White Terraces. 

The Walk/Hike only option includes a free bus shuttle service so you can walk one way (downhill) and take the bus back to the visitor centre.

The free Waimangu App can be used on both the walk and the boat cruise to uncover hidden content and augmented reality features.

Please visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley or call +64 7 366 6137 for bookings and latest price information.


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587 Waimangu Road off SH5, Rotorua Central

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