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Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

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    After check-in at reception, enter the volcanic valley between 8:30am and 3pm to begin your self-guided 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) walking tour.

    Follow winding footpaths through the geothermal landscape and admire panoramic views over natural attractions including Frying Pan Lake, Inferno Crater Lake, Lake Rotomahana, and the other volcanic craters which make up Waimangu.

    Discover sweeping geothermal terraces, hot springs, and steam vents all set amongst a beautiful native forest and grassland, and enjoy outdoor adventure in the heart of the New Zealand wilderness. Along the way, keep watch for sightings of native wildlife unique to this geothermal terrain.

    On arrival at the end of the hike — at Lake Rotomahana — return to the reception area by complimentary shuttle bus to bring your independent tour to a close.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My Husband and I had a great half day here ! The views were scenic with natural beauty and the paths were well sign posted for the self guided tour . I loved that we were given a brochure which had facts about each of...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Minnie33
    Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Wow thanks very much for that great review - your feedback is very much appreciated. We are really proud to be able to share this with engaged and interested visitors like yourselves and are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! Safe travels and we...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This hike was an outstanding way to spend a day in this beautiful part of New Zealand. I chose the location simply to see the Inferno Crater, and could not believe that the cool winter air and hot water created enough steam that we were...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank rat0414
    Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you very much for your superb review and comments. We are rapt to read about how much you enjoyed the visit and loved the boat cruise. Yes you are right....unfortunately nature can't be tamed so sorry to see that you missed seeing inferno crater...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We had packed a picknick and spent a full day hiking in this area. There was a nice bench overlooking frying pan lake where we could have a coffee and a sandwich from our picknick. Inferno crater lake was impressive and we liked the birds...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Anette12345
    Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Really great to read your review Annette and we are rapt that you really immersed yourself in the visit here at Waimangu. Looks like you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves which is fantastic and its great to see that you made the most of the seats and...More

    Reviewed 28 June 2019

    It is absolutely beautiful and peaceful, not over crowded and customer service is absolutely amazing highly highly recommended and food and coffee is delicious

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank ashleighheadfirst
    Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Thanks very much for that great feedback! We love reading that you highly recommend Waimangu for its beauty, peaceful natural setting, and love the food coffee and customer service. Its our pleasure to host you.

    Reviewed 24 June 2019

    This was a fun hike while also being able to enjoy all types of geothermal activity. There are a couple of places that you can be picked up by a bus if you find you don't want to continue the hike. We enjoyed the complete...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Dawneen
    Waimangu Volcan... R, General Manager at Waimangu Volcanic Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

    Thanks Dawneen for your feedback and 5 Star review! We love reading such positive things and will pass those on to our staff. We are proud to share this special place with engaged and interested visitors like you and we hope to see you back...More

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