Check out the neon blue Inferno Crater. © Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Experience the world's youngest geothermal system at Waimangu Volcanic Valley


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Take a walk through Rotorua’s Waimangu Volcanic Valley and learn about how the world began.

Some of the best walking trails in Rotorua will take you through an active geothermal area simmering with heat and energy.  

There is a range of self-guided trails to choose from. Whether you’re after a gentle nature walk through the bush or a more advanced tramp up Mount Hazard, you’ll see steaming volcanic craters and lots of sulphuric action.

At Waimangu you’ll experience steaming cliffs, the dazzling electric blue Inferno Crater, many rare and unusual plants and the world’s largest active hot spring – Frying Pan Lake.  

For less active types, you can choose to cruise Lake Rotomahana and take in the scenery from your seat on board. 

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