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Waimangu Cauldron

Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-366 6137
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Magical and exciting place

This is a very magical and beautiful place not far from Rotorua. If you are travelling south, this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Björn M
via mobile
beautiful nature

about 3.6km walk down the valley to rotorua lake. beautiful lakes, creeks and hotsprings along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very magical and beautiful place not far from Rotorua. If you are travelling south, this is definitely worth a stop for a few hours. You can combine it with an hour long boat ride (which is best towards the end with lots...More

Thank Björn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

about 3.6km walk down the valley to rotorua lake. beautiful lakes, creeks and hotsprings along the way. free shuttle bus service at the end of the trail back to main entrance

Thank platinumSingapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So the history of this place is interesting and we came because we were in the area. The boat ride started out like as if it was an ordinary lake and then we saw steaming water come out which I have to admit is pretty...More

Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had pre-booked a visit to the Waimangu Cauldron, to include the scenic walk and boat ride on the lake. We were so glad we spent the entire day - there is so much to see. On arrival, we were given an...More

1  Thank Owen_thesaints
Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a must view. Pure Blue water, and very inviting, with bush surrounds, I have never seen anything like this in my life. I am amazed!

Thank CindyJohn2015
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This was an amazing experience seeing these wonderful sights in a very unspoiled setting. Well presenred and very educational. A relaxed walk through the valley with beautiful sights. Well worth doing

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

It is a large commitment of time to make the track through the entire valley and then the boat trio on the lake. But very well worth the time. The thermal wonders of the valley are beautiful,exotic and fascinating. The track is all mostly down...More

Thank InTheMomentManhattan
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not as dramatic as Wai-O-Taupu but I enjoyed it more. Less crowded and more subtly stunning. Relaxing, restorative experience.

1  Thank JessHillNZ
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I usually don't write reviews good or bad but for this I just had to write one. Its mainly a walking track with nothing much to see. Only the Cauldron was good to see but paying $38 just to see this is not worth it....More

1  Thank Cj S
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This was a superb experience with an easy 2 hour walk and return bus trip. We didn't do the boat trip but the walk was beautiful amount natural volcanic features and understanding the recent past of how the area has been formed. Amazing that a...More

Thank Richard G
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