Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the world's youngest geothermal system.
About Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Created following the Mount Tarawera eruption in 1886, Waimangu Volcanic Valley is an eco-tourism experience featuring spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly coloured microbiology and a wide array of birds.
Amongst its many highlights is Lake Rotomahana, formerly home to the ‘eighth natural wonder of the world’ – the Pink and White Terraces, which were buried in the eruption.
Today, Waimangu welcomes visitors to explore its unique geothermal system on foot, or by boat, to discover its 22 volcanic craters, one of the world’s largest hot water springs and the site of the Pink and White Terraces.
Waimangu is owned by a partnership between Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi, Tūhourangi Tribal Authority and Te Puia l New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.