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Waimangu Volcanic Valley: Tours & Tickets

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Explore spectacular activity in the world’s youngest geothermal system on a self-guided walking tour at Waimangu Volcanic Valley. We offer a range of options for all abilities and ambitions varying in length from our short 1.5km highlights walk to a...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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587 Waimangu Road | Rotorua, Waimangu 3073, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an excellent day trip to do with the family. There are so many amazing things to see and do. It’s definitely worth the money.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Scenery is spectacular. The views are amazing and the colours are just brilliant. The walk is an experience not to be missed when in Rotorua. This was probably the best geothermal area that we visited. There were other tourists around but not enough to interfere...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Now that is fabulous feedback - thank you for taking the time to post your review. Really pleased to see that you really got to enjoy your visit. We are really proud of this special valley and we work really hard to maintain its special...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the opportunity to visit Waimangu which exceeded expectation. The smell was quite intense when we first arrived but we had also noticed the same smell in Rotorua a mixture of ammonia and sulphur so a bit bad eggy but stranger. The walk takes you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 116Loretto
Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review, feedback, and recommendation for future travellers to the area. This is a special part of the world and we are really proud to have been able to share it with you. You really...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late morning and walked down to the boat and then cruised around the lake before taking the bus back up. The walk is quite easy although it is not all downhill. The path is mostly gravel or cinder so easy enough to walk...More

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Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to give such positive feedback about your recent visit to Waimangu. We love welcoming guests who want to enjoy a special part of the world like this - clearly you had a great time. Excellent feedback on our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a rainy day, as there wasn’t much else to do outside when in rains in Rotorua. Staff was nice and walked us through the bus stops and how everything worked there. We paid the additional $5 to rent a heat thermometer...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Aggiedude82
Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and recommendation for future travellers to the area. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of Waimangu on a rainy day. Great to see that you enjoyed using one...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply stunning. Mother Nature at her most powerful. Steaming lakes of mineral waters and iconic vistas. Not to be missedMore

Date of experience: October 2019
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Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for that great review. We are so pleased to see that you connected with this special part of the world. We are very proud to care for this place and to share it with interested and engaged visitors like you - so...More

Reviewed October 8, 2019

stunningly beautiful walk and boat trip. Our extended family, aged from 3yrs to 69yrs walked the easy trip down to the boat taking in all the beauty along the way. The natural beauty was beyond words. Our app didn't load correctly but that wasn't a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Amanda12321
Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for that excellent review and feedback Amanda! So pleased to hear that you enjoyed the visit and would recommend for future travellers to the area. We are really proud of this special little part of the world and are proud to share...More

Reviewed October 3, 2019

We had a great day doing this walk, the self-guided map was fantastic and the information boards were a great source of extra information. Amazing to think that this is such a new area, being just over 100 years since the big eruption in 1917....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JAM2501
Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So pleased to read that you had a great day visiting our special little part of the world! This is a unique environment built after the eruption in 1886 and it is constantly changing a evolving - something that you clearly picked up on and...More

Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

As the world's youngest geothermal area this was well worth a visit.we chose to cycle out from Rotorua (2hrs). The walk was well worth the effort. Colour smell and history. The self walk guide pamphlet was very informative. Would suggest making the effort to climb...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank gazphysio
Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Great to have been able to welcome a local cyclist out from Rotorua! The cycle track, for the most part, is well laid out and easy to follow so this is a great option for future travellers to the region so thanks for highlighting that....More

Reviewed September 24, 2019

Almost had it to ourselves. Very pretty walk, with interesting geo-thermal features. We did the loop extension for some great views, bit of a climb, but not too bad.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Matthew W
Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Rapt to see that you enjoyed your visit so much Matthew. We pride ourselves on being able to share this amazing place with engaged and interested visitors like you so thanks for your feedback to say you enjoyed it. Hope to see you back again...More

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remaxmccann
January 26, 2017|
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Response from Bushwalker_13 | Reviewed this property |
Different, so it's like comparing apples and oranges. Te Puia is more commercial, and the geyser when it goes off is quite satisfying. They also have the cultural displays, the kiwi house, and a very good shop with locally... More
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Larryscyu
December 15, 2016|
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Response from Monique B | Reviewed this property |
I love Waimangu. Atmospheric with wonderful history and bird life. Really calming and scenic. Great cafe at the top as well and the bus is very handy. Make sure you get the boat tour included in the ticket price. The... More
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Juleswpaul
October 26, 2015|
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Response from wunderlust18 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, without question, do Waimangu over Wai-O-Tapu!! There is no comparison, I think. The kids are old enough to keep up with the walking and will find it much more interesting. Plus, you can go at your own pace and... More
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