Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Treat yourself to some of the best walking trails in Rotorua, set amongst awe-inspiring volcanic craters and incredible geothermal activity. Choose from a range of self-guided nature walks and hiking trails, mostly down hill, through pristine New Zealand bush. Included with your entrance fee is a guide sheet, available in many different languages, to refer to for interpretation as you make your way through our wonderful valley. Relax on a cruise of beautiful Lake Rotomahana with full commentary by your skipper; or take a combination of walk and cruise. When you're ready, our courtesy shuttle bus will return you to the Waimangu Visitor Centre where you can enjoy refreshments in our cafe and browse our gift shop.
Our three guided tours are available for individual travellers (minimum two adults) or groups and include Rotorua transfers.

  • Geothermal Wonderland - Half day tour
    Waimangu walking tour plus a visit to nearby Wai-o-tapu Geothermal Park
  • Waimangu Experience - Half day tour
    Waimangu walking tour, Lake Rotomahana boat cruise, morning tea and lunch
  • Volcanoes & Rainforests - Full day tour
    Waimangu walking tour, boat cruise plus a visit to Whirinaki Rainforest, and lunch

Take a self-guided walk through spectacular thermal activity and volcanic craters in the world's youngest geothermal system. We also offer half and full day sightseeing tours from Rotorua, lake cruises with full commentary, and nature walks & hikes.

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+64 7 366 6137 Website Email
587 Waimangu Road, Off State Highway 5 (Main Rotorua Taupo Highway), Rotorua, 3043

Pricing & Conditions


Hours: 08.30 am - 5.00 pm (except January - 6.00 pm)

Months of Operation: Open all year