Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Rotorua

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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.
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  • 自然が好きな人にはオススメです。 ロトルアの中心部からは離れますが、自然の中で癒されました。最後のバス停まで歩くのは1時間ぐらいかかりますが、あちこちに見どころがあるので全く飽きませんでした。 同じ温泉でも、日本とは全く違う視点から見ることができました。 Light hike route to enjoy the nature. Ferns, hot springs and steaming.....  more »
  • We stopped in for a quick coffee having seen the sign on the highway. The coffee was great and the quiche and muffin were fantastic. While eating we read the details of the Valley walk and decided to....  more »
  • A must-do in Rotorua! Very scenic and pretty. We had enough time to walk and take pictures. At the end of the walk we could take the shuttle and get back. We went on Christmas Day. Not much crowd...  more »
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  • One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! My jaw kept dropping the more we walked deeper in the park. Out of this world, literally felt as if I was on another planet.
  • Very nice walk (go for 1,5h one) with beautiful landscapes, streams and birds. It's an easy trail for with few places to rest and enjoy the scenery 😊
  • Highly recommended. The walk down the valley to the lake was beautiful and fascinating. So much to look at that we had to rush at the end to catch the boat. I wouldn’t bother with the boat but for the fact that you get to see a geyser.
  • The walkways take you downhill while painting an evocative history of the dramatic changes since the 1886 earthquake. Pools of different colours and sizes, some steaming, others cool, appear around corners and through the vegetation. The planting is sensitive and attractive, adding another layer of interest. Make it down to the final lake and its black swans. A bus takes you back uphill. 3pm is last entry.
  • Amazing watching live volcano . Beautifully naturally originated lake. Good ferry service ,bus service. But too longer time to navigate as there is new roundabout.
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