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Address: Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 006473666137
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A brilliant educational day

Excellent value for money. This is a really good day out. We did the full 4 hour walk and boat trip. We felt it was unspoilt, un- touristy, and fascinating . A great way to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Christine B
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent value for money. This is a really good day out. We did the full 4 hour walk and boat trip. We felt it was unspoilt, un- touristy, and fascinating . A great way to see geothermal activity in an unspoilt setting.

Thank Christine B
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This attraction has two parts, a self guided walk downhill through many interesting cliffs, pools and mud pools. Then at the bottom, you can take a cruise around the lake which was greatly expanded following the eruption of Tarawera in the nineteenth century. When we did the lake cruise, we were the only passengers and our captain Barry made it... More 

Thank Cathie_323
Auckland, New Zealand
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91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful walk down through native bush, a great thermal area with steaming cliffs and lakes, ending at the edge of Lake Rotomahana where it is possible to take a guided trip on the lake to see the former site of the famous Pink and White Terraces. Although the full walk takes about two hours it is not... More 

Thank LynB1
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76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been to such an amazing place. Lots of volcanic history here and I cant believe how close you can get to take some good pictures.

Thank Jennifer J
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 hours of nice hiking in a well maintained path, with a great blue smoking volcanic Lake in the middle. Truly worth the experience.

Thank Come D
Durham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy walk which takes about an hour and a half and can be followed by a short boat trip on the lake.

Thank Wendy093
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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191 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a easy walk and the nature unfolds itself quite brilliantly thru the walk. Turquoise lakes, steaming vents and bubbling pools are some of the highlights. You can take the bus at different end points, which is included in the ticket price.

Thank wizganesh
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78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The thermal pools were impressive as was the flora and fauna in the area. It is an easy walk. We had a guided tour and he guide was very informative. We also did a boat ride on the lake.

Thank 605harry
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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170 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting thermal area which was created after the Mount Tarawera eruption of 1886. So all the thermal activity is very recent and there are interesting story boards explaining all about the various events that have occurred to form craters and other volcanic activity in the valley. Although it is possible to get a bus down the valley... More 

Thank Sus1952
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Waimangu Volcanic Valley was the 2nd part of our Eco Thermal Wonderland small group, half day tour. The panorama has a good view of the valley and info center gives good details of the area and recent activity in the cauldron. Nice paths take you down into the steamy valley. Lots of interesting ferns & plants. The Inferno crater... More 

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