Waimangu, Waiotapu, Waikite
Waimangu, Waiotapu, and Waikite are home to three large and well known geothermal areas that occur in the central part of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. Classified as protected by Waikato Regional Council, Waimangu and Waiotapu contain probably the finest, easily-accessible thermal discharge features still in existence in New Zealand. The Te Ara Ahi cycle trail passes through the area, highlighting the thermal wonderland of steaming vents, bubbling mud pools and spectacular geysers. On the Te Manaroa Spring Walkway and Eco-Trail, you'll also find the largest single source of boiling water in New Zealand.
What Do You Want To Do?
Small group and personalised tour specialists based in Tauranga. Tour options include exploring the fascinating geothermal wonderlands of Waiotapu and Waimangu near Rotorua, the film set Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves (Waitomo Caves / Hobbiton Movie Set Combo) Coromandel peninsula. Air conditioned, comfortable and roomy vehicles for your day tour.
Mobile-friendly - Kaitiaki Adventures Mt Tarawera Crater Walk Experience. Experience the unique landscape and history of Mt Tarawera. Infamous for its eruption on June 10th, 1886, Mt Tarawera created the world's youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu, at the same destroying the legendary Pink and White Terraces. This fully guided walking experience encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area.
Mobile-friendly - Small group tours connecting you with hard-to-reach places. Explore Rotorua by day or night. Our Thermal Path Tour takes you 'off the beaten track' to mud pools and thermal areas. Lakes Morning tour (Hamurana Springs, Okere Falls, Lake Rotoiti, the Blue and Green lakes and Lake Tarawera), plus Real Rotorua's Nocturnal Adventure. #6 of 70 Outdoor Activities in Rotorua (TripAdvisor).
Thermal Land Shuttle is an easy and cost effective transfer option in Rotorua, taking the hassle out of getting to and from your next geothermal adventure. There are certain magic spots you must see when in Rotorua – we know them all and we’d love to show you!
Mobile-friendly - Waikite Valley Thermal Pools is a unique place to come and experience the 'Living Waters' of the Te Manaroa Spring - the largest single source of 100% pure boiling water in New Zealand. Pools to enjoy include the Settlers Pool and luxurious tranquil garden pool. Adjoining the pool complex is a 20-site campground with shower, laundry and kitchen facilities.
Mobile-friendly - Created on 10 June 1886, Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the only major geothermal system in the world wholly formed within historic times at a precisely known date as the result of a volcanic eruption. Walk through Waimangu's craters and enjoy a boat cruise on crater Lake Rotomahana to view spectacular geothermal activity. A 'must do' eco-experience when you visit Rotorua.
Mobile-friendly - Thousands of years in the making, explore spectacular nature at New Zealand’s most colourful volcanic area, 20 minutes drive south of Rotorua on SH5. Modern Visitor Centre provides gateway to walks with unique photo opportunities at a wide range of features including Champagne Pool, steaming-ground, expansive vistas, huge volcanic craters, and sinter terrace formations. Lady Knox Geyser presented daily, 10.15am.
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