Waimangu Volcanic Valley connects people with the beating heart of the world’s youngest geothermal valley, its unique history and legacy. They share how the world began!
Experience spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly coloured micro biology and a wide array of birds. We immerse visitors in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption, its people, and the resulting dramatic landscape changes that created the world’s youngest geothermal valley.
Self-Guided Walk or Hike
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 café and browse our gift shop.
The FREE Waimangu App allows you to uncover hidden content, rediscover the Pink and White Terraces and learn more about this unique and historically significant area.
Explore the Valley in your own time - choose the highlights walk, or opt for the full walk. Add the Mt Haszard hiking trail for the full experience. Something to cater to everyone’s fitness levels.
Lake Rotomahana Boat Cruise (bookings required)
Relax and enjoy our boat cruise around beautiful Lake Rotomahana. Learn about the important role this lake has in New Zealand’s history.
Walk & Boat Cruise Combo (bookings required)
Enjoy a walk and/or hike through Waimangu Volcanic Valley, together with a 45-minute cruise around beautiful Lake Rotomahana. Learn the complete story of Waimangu and Rotomahana in all its beauty, complexity and diversity.