Full Waimangu Experience

Discover the Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Lake Rotomahana with the Full Waimangu Experience. You’ll enjoy beautiful walking & hiking trails, woven through a natural geothermal ecosystem. Complete the experience with a 45 minute boat cruise around Lake Rotomahana, the final resting place of the Pink & White Terraces.


Allow 3+ hours to explore and experience this amazing piece of the world.

Departure Times

Open from 08.30am. Last admission is 2pm. Capacity is limited, so bookings are essential.


From NZD 94.00


This half-day geothermal experience completely immerses you in the unique environment of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

You can explore the world’s youngest geothermal valley at your own pace, with walking trails for all abilities and ambitions. Walks vary in length from 1.5km to 4.5km, covering a range of geothermal activity, hot springs, volcanic craters, nature and wildlife. Some highlights to look out for include the world's largest hot spring, the Mt Haszard trail, and the brilliant blue Inferno Crater.

The trails ultimately lead you down to the lake, where you’ll enjoy relaxing 45 minute cruise around the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana. Throughout the cruise, you'll encounter stunning geothermal activity only accessible by boat, as well as rare native birdlife. You can also listen to the historic stories of the lake, the Pink and White Terraces and the Mount Tarawera eruption from the onboard commentary. 


The Full Waimangu Experience allows you to explore every corner of the world's youngest volcanic valley. Places on the boat cruise are limited, so booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment. 

Make sure to use the free Waimangu App to discover hidden content, and rediscover the Pink & White Terraces.



From 1 April 2023

Adults (16 years+) $94
Children (6-15 years) $32
Family (2 adults & 3 children) $230
Under 6's  FREE with adult




Check-In Time
Self Guided Walk
Boat Cruise Departure
Return to Visitor Centre

Features & Highlights

  • Self-Guided Walking & Hiking Trails
  • Lake Rotomahana Boat Cruise
  • Spectacular Geothermal Wonders
  • Unique Bird & Plant Life
  • New Zealand Culture & History
  • See How the World Began
  • Unlock hidden content with the Waimangu App
  • Rediscover the Pink & White Terraces, the former 8th Wonder of the World
  • Connect with the beating heart of a living & breathing geothermal valley

Would you like to experience the Full Waimangu Experience

We are located at 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua, New Zealand.

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