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Waimangu Cauldron

Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-366 6137
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What a great place

It was really good, lovely forests, beautiful lakes and streams, lots of thermal activity, and you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gold Coast, Australia
via mobile
Fabulous and not full of tourists.

We really enjoyed this it was amazing, eerie, otherworldly, chilling and spectacular. We walked the... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
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Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-366 6137
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really good, lovely forests, beautiful lakes and streams, lots of thermal activity, and you will be glad there is a bus to take you back to the start. Souvenirs were reasonably priced, lady in shop was great. It is the Waimangu volcanic valley.

Thank BattlinAussie
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We really enjoyed this it was amazing, eerie, otherworldly, chilling and spectacular. We walked the hiking track out and came back on the main track (the top track was closed) it took us about 5 hrs including a a couple of lunch stops and lots...More

2  Thank Greensabroad
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a wonderland of geothermal activity! This is the youngest geothermal system in the world, the only one to have completely resulted from a volcanic eruption in 1886. The variety of steamy manifestations in this park is wondrous and the pathways and signage make...More

1  Thank reachingdreams
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Lovely and relaxed - away from the crowds. 3 yr old managed to walk it, and Papa on a walking stick. Liked the bus option back. too.

1  Thank Granfromnelson
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Saw this in a guide book and felt we had to take a look. It sounds expensive while you are at the top but once you get going the scenery and information boards let you know that you are somewhere special. Highly recommended

Thank CaravannersDandK
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This hit my top ten of life experiences something not to be missed despite its pricey entrance fee, but once you see what it has to hold you don't begrudge the entrance fee. Won't tell you more as it would spoil the surprise ahead of...More

Thank longtimetravelle2017
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We spent a whole afternoon here. The walk is all downhill to the Lake although there are a few minor detours along the way. The scenery is constantly changing and so engaging, something to see at every turn. The boat trip is a nice chance...More

2  Thank donnyMiltonKeynes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Why isn't this place number 1 attraction in Rotorua as it is absolutely breathtaking and there is way more to see than Wai-O-Tapu. The tropical path you walk down and steam coming out naturally everywhere is incredible. So many different coloured pools and lush ferns...More

3  Thank PatMcKenzie
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Helpful staff. We braved the rain but still impressed with the thermal wonderland. Need mild to moderate fitness . Great to have a shuttle bus to return you to the beginning

1  Thank InaMueriel
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The park walk is arranged in one direction from the visitors centre to the lake and is helpfully supported by a bus service that will pick you up at one of 3 bus stops depending how far you wish to walk. We walked to the...More

1  Thank Christine R
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