Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Waimangu

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 Waimangu trip builder site to add Waimangu Volcanic Valley and other attractions to your Waimangu vacation plans.
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  • 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 additiona...  more »
  • Simply stunning. Mother Nature at her most powerful. Steaming lakes of mineral waters and iconic vistas. Not to be missed  more »
  • This is a must see! The park is beautifully maintained, staff are very good, and services offered are great. I highly recommend doing the boat tour at the end. Very informative and utterly stunning. Make this place a priority visit!
  • Easy enough walk up to the Inferno crater. Bus service back makes it even better. Gorgeous natural scenes with a well maintained gravel path to walk on. Some steep steps may make it difficult for elderly visitors.
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