Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley

Waimangu Volcanic Valley is Rotorua's youngest geothermal area. With exciting thermal attractions and sightseeing tours that include unique ecology, rare botany and fascinating geothermal features such as steaming volcanic crater lakes. A protected scenic reserve and wildlife refuge, Waimangu Volcanic Valley geothermal park encompasses beautiful Lake Rotomahanaand is set in pristine New Zealand bush. Waimangu Volcanic Valley is just 20 minutes south of Rotorua.

View Waimangu's steaming landscape and other fascinating geothermal features as you follow the crater walkways. Choose an easy-walking track or take an invigorating hike to enjoy superb panoramas. The courtesy Shuttle Bus runs through the valley regularly and can return you to the Visitor Centre.