Enjoy views of mysterious and beautiful Inferno Crater which rises and falls as it heats and cools. See the delicate sinter terraces growing from minerals solidifying out of the hot spring water. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is home to Frying Pan Lake, one of the largest hot water springs in the World.
Brilliantly coloured microbes cloak the hot rocks. Tiny springs and geysers play. Immerse yourself amongst the rare and unusual plants that grow on the hot earths of Waimangu, amongst the regenerating native forests.
From - to : Waimangu Entrance to Bus Stop 1
Full walk to the Lake
From - to : Waimangu Entrance to Bus Stop 3
Meeting point: located at 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Drivers and Cyclists
Go North from Taupo on State Highway 5, continue on SH5 past the intersection with SH38 and take the next turn right onto Waimangu Road. (There is a Waimangu road sign 300 meters before the SH5 / Waimangu Road intersection). Then drive 6km along Waimangu road into our car park. Waimangu is approximately 50 minutes drive from the center of Taupo township.
Shuttle Bus Timetable
Please Bring:Good Walking Shoes,Water,Rain/Sun Protection,Camera.
For Hiking, good walking shoes with treaded soles are necessary.
Open hours :daily at 8:30am