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Waimangu Volcanic Valley Tours and Activities

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The Waimangu Volcanic Valley, on the North Island of New Zealand, offers one of Rotorua’s largest zones for exploring geothermal phenomena. Called “the world’s youngest geothermal valley,” Waimangu features boiling lakes, bubbling mud pools, and mountains bathed in steam. The surrounding beauty of the native bushland is just a bonus.

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Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako

Mount Tarawera/Orakei Korako "Thermal Explorer" Dual Landing

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Combine the thrill of landing on Mount Tarawera with a flight that includes spectacular aerial views of our stunning crater lakes, the renowned Tarawera Falls and the vibrant Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu geothermal reserves. Leaving Wai-O-Tapu we descend to follow the Waikato River to the hidden valley of Orakei Korako. Once landed, you will ferry across the river and begin your land-based tour. Experience hot springs, gushing geysers and the natural beauty of this geothermal wonderland. Your return flight takes in views of farmland and the Paeroa mountain range before flying over Rotorua City and returning to our lakefront pier.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

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Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua at your own pace on this self-guided Waimangu hiking tour. Follow winding hiking trails through Waimangu — the world’s youngest geothermal system — and marvel at the scenery you find. Admire unique geothermal features including Frying Pan Lake, Inferno Crater Lake and Lake Rotomahana, and enjoy breathtaking views over hot springs and steam vents throughout the forest and grasslands. Along the way, gain insight into the geothermal activity from your guide sheet and watch for the native plant and animal life for which Waimangu is famous. Enjoy a much needed rest and take advantage of the shuttle bus to return you to the start at the end of your hike.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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Experience the majesty of Mt Tarawera and gain insight into New Zealand’s rich geology on this 4-hour hike from Rotorua. Travel by off-road 4x4 vehicle into the North Island wilderness with a guide. Follow winding hiking trails from the base of Mt Tarawera up to the crater’s edge, and learn all about the mighty volcano’s 1886 eruption. From your vantage point near the crater, admire panoramic views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu. This exciting hiking tour is suited to adventurers of all ages.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Absolutely Rotorua: Wai-O-Tapu, Waimangu, Rotorua Sights and Mitai Maori Village

Absolutely Rotorua: Wai-O-Tapu, Waimangu, Rotorua Sights and Mitai Maori Village

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Discover the best of Rotorua with a tour that combines daytime sightseeing with an evening of Maori culture. Visit Waiotapu Geothermal Wonderland and see landmarks like Knox Geyser and Champagne Pool, then take a Rotorua highlights tour that includes Ohinemutu, and Sulphur Point. The evening at Mitai Maori Experience features a traditional hangi dinner, cultural performance, and nature walk with glow worms.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley with Boat Cruise Tour

Waimangu Volcanic Valley with Boat Cruise Tour

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This half-day geothermal experience immerses you in the history and stories of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Explore Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the world’s youngest geothermal system, at your own pace with a range of options for all abilities and ambitions. Walks vary in length from the 1.5km features to 4.5km and cover a range of geothermal activity, nature and wildlife. At the end of your walk you can board a boat for a relaxing 45 minute cruise around the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana. Listen to the full history of the lake, the Pink and White Terraces and the Mount Tarawera Eruption from the on-board commentary and see geothermal sites not accessible by foot. Be sure to keep an eye out for the abundant native birdlife on the Lake.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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How much does it cost to visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Waimangu Volcanic Valley costs USD 21.41. Guided Waimangu Volcanic Valley tours start around USD 21.41 per person. See all 5 Waimangu Volcanic Valley tickets and tours on Viator.
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