Waimangu Cauldron, Rotorua

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  • Beautiful valley with geysers, lakes, we liked it. About 2:00 walk, if not hurrying up and photographing. The trail is not difficult, if you don't go to the "optional" line, which is more like a real trail, first up and then down. And most importantly, in this section you will not find anything interesting: so called panorama-that's roughly the same lake view that you see everywhere. We went, as donated. Better would be for general trail went, would save time and energy. So my advice: just up to Inferno Crater (beautiful Blue Lake) and back to a common path. The trail is useful and that it only in one direction, and rather down, downhill, toward the Lake. Back to the entrance of the Park you will deliver. Ibid., at the end of the trail you can take a boat and another 40 minutes to swim across the Lake. In our view, if you have been on the trail, then pay as much again for 40 minutes of sailing on the Lake, meaning a large no. So, if we want to have a rest after the roads, and $40. per person it was pathetic. We would be the second time not sailed, perhaps. Entrance with good parking, café, toilets, souvenirs. All perfectly organized.
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  • This is a very magical and beautiful place not far from Rotorua. If you are travelling south, this is definitely worth a stop for a few hours. You can combine it with an hour long boat ride (which is ...  more »
  • about 3.6km walk down the valley to rotorua lake. beautiful lakes, creeks and hotsprings along the way. free shuttle bus service at the end of the trail back to main entrance  more »

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