• 1 Hr Duration
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Waimangu Valley Walk & Hike Rotorua

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See the amazing geothermal activity in the world's newest geothermal eco-system in the Waimangu Valley!

Waimangu Valley is an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts, you can explore the Valley in your own way and at your own pace. Choose the walking path or hike that suits you - with the shortest highlights walk taking around 1 hour, to the full walk and hike of the area which can take up to 4 hours. You will enjoy views of mysterious and beautiful Inferno Crater which rises and falls as it heats and cools while hiking in the Valley. 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. Immerse yourself amongst the rare and unusual plants that grow on the hot earths of Waimangu, and in the regenerating native forests.

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Highlights walking Details

  • From - to: Waimangu Entrance to Bus Stop 1

  • Distance: 1.5km
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Difficulty/Other Info. : Moderate downhill and flat. There are steps up to Inferno Crater.  Suitable for most levels of fitness.
  • Highlights: Panoramas over the valley, the Southern Crater, regenerating forest, Frying Pan Lake, Cathedral Rocks, rare plants, hot springs, Inferno Crater Lake, Silica Terraces and stalactites
  • Departure information: Last admission: 3:30 pm for 5:00 pm close, except during January - 4:30 pm for 6:00 pm close.

Full walk to the Lake details

  • From - to: Waimangu Entrance to Bus Stop 3

  • Distance: 4.0km
  • Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Difficulty/Other Info. : Flat from Bus Stop 2. Suitable for most levels of fitness.
  • Highlights: The full 4km walk allows you to experience all Waimangu Volcanic Valley has to offer, including wonderful panoramas over the valley, Southern Crater, Emerald Lake, regenerating forest, Frying Pan Lake, Cathedral Rocks, rare plants, hot springs, Inferno Crater Lake, silica terraces and stalactites. There is excellent bird watching along this trail.
  • Departure information:  Last admission: 2:50 pm for 5:00 pm close, except during January - 3:50 pm for 6:00 pm close
Assembling arrangement:
  • Address: 587 Waimangu Road, Rotorua, Waimangu 3073, New Zealand

  • Click here for shuttle bus timetable. The internal shuttle bus will return you to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley entrance from the end of your walk.

  • Child ticket: Ages 6 - 16 years

  • Infants aged 0 - 5 years can take part in this tour for free.

  • All visitor guide material for valley walks and boat cruises are printed in the following languages: Dutch, German, Chinese, English, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, Russian, Korean, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi and Slav. With basic fact sheets in Czech, Hungarian and Swedish.

What to bring:

  • Good Walking Shoes

  • Water

  • Rain / Sun Protection

  • Camera

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please print the voucher and present it on the day of the activity.
  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 5 days before use.
  • 50% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 3-4 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 2 days before use.
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