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Waimangu Volcanic Valley - Visitor Options

"Spectacular! Our favourite day so far..We almost missed this, so glad we didn't! The Visitor Centre and valley trek were well organized. Beautiful trails. A bus with 3 stops between the Visitor Centre/cafe and lake in case you are too tired to walk back, or like us, you need a break and want to head back out again. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable bus driver. Idyllic scenery that far outdid anything else we've seen in this area (the blue inferno crater is not to be missed). Tranquil walk with very few other tourists. And the best part….no sulphur smell!! We are so glad we came and would highly recommend it." ​Visitor from Germany, June 2018


Relax on a cruise of beautiful Lake Rotomahana and view the activity of its own separate geothermal system, or take a combination of walk and cruise. 

Click through to our Interactive Map and take a virtual walk through the valley.

Ask our reception staff for help to choose the best option for you. 

Disabled access to Waimangu is limited.  Please contact us for details.

Your experience includes FREE guide and fact sheets in many languages, available from our Visitor Centre.

Walking & Hiking Self Guided Tours and Boat Cruise
Departing from the Waimangu Volcanic Valley Visitor Centre


Walking & Hiking
Walking & Hiking
Our self-guided, eco-focused walking or hiking tours are from 45 minutes to over 4 hours, depending on the trail you choose to take. Your journey takes you through spectacular geothermal activity in the world's youngest geothermal system...
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Boat Cruise
Boat Cruise
See the wonders of Waimangu Volcanic Valley from the comfort of a boat. Enjoy a cruise on sparkling Lake Rotomahana, a lake with its own separate geothermal system, with some amazing thermal activity only viewable by boat...
Walk & Boat Cruise Combo
Walk & Boat Cruise
Take one of our nature walks or an invigorating hike to explore other-worldly geothermal landscapes, steaming craters and more, then relax and enjoy a lake cruise, discovering astounding sights only accessible by our boat...

Guided Tours
We offer 2 distinctive Guided Tours for individual travellers or groups.
Tours include transfers to and from your Rotorua accommodation.

Geothermal Wonderland
Geothermal Wonderland
A half-day guided tour that includes the sights and sounds of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley walking trails or hiking tracks and a visit to the nearby Waiotapu Geothermal Park...
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Volcanoes & Rainforests
Volcanoes & Rainforests
This full day guided tour  includes a trip to Whirinaki Rain Forest, a journey through Waimangu Volcanic Valley and a Boat Cruise on Lake Rotomahana. Lunch is also included...
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