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Eco Tourism

Waimangu Volcanic Valley is operated under a lease (signed in September 1990) as a Department of Conservation-administered Scenic Reserve.

Our aim is to be New Zealand's leading eco tourism destination.

We are members of the Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter. Our efforts to date have been rewarded with several New Zealand awards for eco tourism and service to the environment.

Waimangu Volcanic Valley Ltd is owned by the Harvey James Family Trust. Harvey James is the Chief Executive of Waimangu Volcanic Valley Ltd.



Our Awards
2004
NZ Tourism Awards - Innovation in Eco Tourism
Bay of Plenty SUPREME Sustainable Business Award
Bay of Plenty Sustainable Business Awards - Medium sized business
NZ Sustainable Business Awards - Highly commended

2003
NZ Tourism Awards - Innovation in Eco Tourism
Bay of Plenty Sustainable Business Awards - Medium sized business
NZ Sustainable Business Awards - Third place - Medium sized business

2002
NZ Tourism Awards - Highly Commended
NZ Eco Tourism award
NZ Service to the Environment Award

2001
NZ Tourism Awards - NZ Eco Tourism Award
NZ Service to the Environment Award

1999
Rotorua Best Visitor Business Award
Rotorua SUPREME Business of the Year Award






        Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activiy Rotorua Sustainable Tourism Charter

Visitor Options & Prices
Take a self-guided walk or hike around this amazing volcanic valley, join our popular lake boat cruise, or book one of three guided tours.
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