Waimangu Volcanic Valley

From $17

Amazing geothermal features in the World’s newest geothermal system. See awesome Frying Pan Lake which is the world’s largest hot spring. Mysterious blue inferno Crater Lake which rises and falls. Walk through beautiful native forest. This is an unspoilt scenic reserve and wildlife refuge and multi Eco Tourism award winner.



Your Waimangu Volcanic Valley self-guided walk or hike takes you on an ecology-focused adventure of the craters of this beautiful valley. As you walk through the youngest eco-systems in the world you will view a range of geothermal activity, native plants and bird-life, an activity not to be missed.

At any stage of your walk you can take our courtesy shuttle bus, which regularly circles the valley, back to the Waimangu Visitor Centre.

Easy Walking

There are many walks, mainly downhill, for you to choose from. You will see Echo Crater, and Frying Pan Lake, the world’s largest hot water spring. Our mysterious and dramatic Inferno Crater and its beautiful blue hot lake will take your breath away.

Enjoy the serenity of our New Zealand native bush. You will see newly forming silica terraces and rare and unusual thermal plants.

Download the Waimangu app from the App Store or Google Play before you go, which allows you to get the most out of your visit to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Rediscover the Pink and White Terraces and other hidden content with augmented reality. The Waimangu App is completely free and includes information and features on both the self-guided walk/hike and the Lake Rotomahana boat cruise.

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