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Read the story of the creation of Waimangu Volcanic Valley in Rotorua, New Zealand. If  you are interested in volcanic activity and in particular in New Zealand volcanic activity then this amazing volcanic valley is unique in the history of New Zealand's volcanic eruptions and is the world’s youngest geothermal system. Put it at the top of your list of things to see and do in Rotorua.

Author: Professor R F Keam, Physics Department, University of Auckland, New Zealand

The Story of Waimangu Volcanic Valley

The World Context
Issue 1 Issue 2
Tarawera Eruption
10 June 1886
Issue 2
Issue 3
Waimangu Geyser
1900 - 1904
Issue 3 Issue 4
Frying Pan Flat
01 April 1917
Issue 4
Issue 5
Trinity Terrace
22 February 1973
Issue 5 Issue 6
Raupo Pond Crater
Issue 6

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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