Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Rotorua

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Volcano · Geologic Formation
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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  • This walk was about 4km long up and down some hills and stairs. They have a guide that is very informative along the way that leads to a few stops. It is amazing to see the history behind Waimangu...  more »
  • Don't miss this beautiful thermal reserve with stunning geysers and boiling blue lakes that are out of this world. The landscape has regenerated since the destruction of the Pink and White Terraces...  more »
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  • Wow !! Is the factor multiplied by 10 !!! Money worth spend. About three to four hours walking and trekking. One nature's wonder after the next. Quite mesmerizing when a person see these wonders right in front of their own eyes. Excellent and knowledgeable staff. Bus rides are provide back to the entrance. A lake boat ride about 45 minutes can be included in the package or pay to the boatman 👍😊
  • I would highly recommend a visit. Take your time and take in the wonder of nature. Flora and fauna abound. Strange volcanic activity abounds at every corner, you could just imagine a large animal from the past walking across your path. A bus is provided at various stops to bring you back to reality, but you will have memories to share and enjoy.

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