Waimangu Volcanic ValleyCurrently Closed
- Address: 587 Waimangu Road off SH5 (main Rotorua – Taupo highway), Rotorua, New Zealand
- Timings: 08:30 am - 03:45 pm Details
- Phone: +64-73666137
- Ticket Price: 36 NZD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Observatory, Family And Kids, Valley, Bird Watching
Waimangu Volcanic Valley - Review
A must see attraction when visiting Rotorua, the Waimangu Voclacanic Valley is said to be the youngest geothermal system. Many highly rated and internationally acclaimed geothermal features such as the Inferno Crater Lake and the rather appropriately named Frying Pan Lake dot the valley. There are various trails for you to explore, with a free guide to inform you about the particular structures and its history. The walk it self is rather surreal, with picturesque surroundings and exotic bird life.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley Ticket Prices
- Children 6-16 years - $12; Children under 6 - Free.
- These prices are for the walk only. A cruise on the Lake Rotomahana will incur additional charges.
Waimangu Volcanic Valley Opening and Closing Hours
- The Valley is open till 4:40 PM in summer months.
How To reach Waimangu Volcanic Valley by Public Transport
- Waimangu Volcanic Valley tour offers the option to pick you up from Rotorua, alternately you can also drive there.
Restaurants Near Waimangu Volcanic Valley
- Cafe Nature, situated at the entrance of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, offers a selection of hot and cold snacks, soups and drinks.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Waimangu Volcanic Valley
95% of people who visit Rotorua include Waimangu Volcanic Valley in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
54.07% of people start their Waimangu Volcanic Valley visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Waimangu Volcanic Valley
94.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Waimangu Volcanic Valley
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Rotorua Reviews
One of the most beautiful and amazing place on Earth. A must visit to North Island. I would give her 6 stars! The park is well maintained, the staffs are friendly, the tour guides are informative and everything here are superb!!
Amazing place, buses are included in the ticket so you can walk the easy portions and ride the bus for the more difficult portions. We went in the winter so some of the paths were damaged but the buses were still running so we were still able to see most of the attractions. There is also a boat ride at the lake.
Very nice and diverse. Frying pan lake, craters, terraces, lake all worth seeing. It is worlds youngest geothermal natural system and you can feel it there, steam is behind every corner
Plan to spend most of your day here because there is so much to see. If you want to see real volcanic activity in New Zealand, take a tour through here. There are several tour options ranging from boat tours, walking tours to combinations of the two. We did the walking tour and it was awesome. It took us about 4.5 hours to do the whole park, including the side hikes. There are even side hikes you can do that are actually fairly challenging, but doable for most people. I recommend doing them though because the side hikes are worth it. There is even a section of the valley that includes a lake that doubles as a bird sanctuary.
Waimangu volcanic valley is awesome. We really enjoyed the bubbly and smoky sceneries and we learned a lot thanks to the useful signs posted along the way. We were litterally the only visitors at that time and that sure did add to the experience. The bus driver was also super friendly.
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