Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Waimangu

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  • A very well marked and easy ride. Earth bubbling and smoke everywhere. This is really the site not to be missed. Beautiful and colorful images by sulfur and other elements out of the bowels of the Earth. Lush vegetation and a paradise for birds. We did not ride in a boat, too expensive and a tourist in our opinion!
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  • Our walking tour was so interesting and informative. It was wonderful to learn about this active volcano and how it has continuously been changing the environment. The way the forest and fauna has ree...  more »
  • Great place, especially on a sunny day. The colors of the water. For those who have a weaker condition I recommend only approaches a few hundred metres to the side of the trail to see the Blue Lake and get back on the trail, avoiding in this way the arduous climb where the only attraction is the view of the Lake
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  • Great spot. Good walk. Well kept. Boat trip very informative. Buses travel up and down regularly for those who tire of walking. Nice souvenir shop. Well worth a visit even on a dull day, much better in good weather.
  • Very rude staff. No where near helpful. Quite frankly disgusted that you would have to pay $37 just to go for a walk aswell especially if you are a kiwi born and bread in NZ!!! I was not the only person who felt this way as I was not the only one to walk away. But actually another 2 cars full of people walked away. Would not recommend.
  • great geothermal feature. easy 4km walk from visitor center to lake. can take bus on the way to visitor center
  • A great value (we didn't do the boat tour, just the walk and the hike) for a good half-day activity. Pace yourselves, bring some water, and take the time to do the hike - but beware there are LOTS of stairs! Not for those out of shape for sure. There is a shuttle bus included in price that brings to back to the start- we definitely needed it after walking 3 hours. Great gift shop at the beginning/end with a cafe. Went on an overcast Monday right at opening time and had much of the trails to ourselves- a real treat!
  • They say it's the world's youngest geothermal system, but I would like to add that it is also one of the most beatiful systems around. Located a good 30 minute drive from the city centre, this should be a must do for any itinerary, if you have 3 hours to spare. The shortest walking trail is of 90 minutes and you can take a bus back as well. The various sights include a Frying Pan Lake, Inferno Crater Lake and several mini geysers along the way. It is a very beautiful walk and a must do for all walking enthusiasts. Just take some sun screen on a clear day. We availed of a 10% discount which we found on "Arrival" Magazine and it was worth every penny. A lovely place to picnic facing Lake Rotomahana is also available at the end of the complete walking trail, which lasts about 3 hours.