Experience the world's youngest geothermal system.

We connect people with the beating heart of the world’s youngest geothermal valley, its unique history and legacy. We 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.

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Immerse yourself in the stories of the Mt Tarawera volcanic eruption, its people, and the resulting dramatic landscape changes...

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Did You Know

Waimangu means 'Black Water' - this special place was named after the Waimangu geyser that regularly played here between 1900 and 1904

Waimangu is the only geothermal system in New Zealand where all surface features are contained within a single geological structure.

Waimangu Geyser erupted frequently to heights of over 400 metres, that's about the same size as the Empire State Building

Waimangu is home to the world famous Pink and White Terraces, which were buried as a result of the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera

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