Come and immerse yourself 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.

Once considered the 8th Wonder of the World, the Pink and White Terraces now lie buried under Lake Rotomahana.

Pink and White Terraces

Steeped in history and cultural significance

Mount Tarawera

Discover Waimangu Volcanic Valley's amazing history.

Eruption & Birth of Waimangu

A truly unique part of the world

Waimangu World Significance

Discover the world's youngest geothermal system.

Geothermal Valley

Explore the surface features of the huge and powerful Waimangu Geothermal System which is driven by magma chambers inside the...

Geothermal Highlights