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Address: Rotorua, New Zealand

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Interesting Thermal Park

There are several thermal attractions in the greater Rotorua area and we settled on this one after looking at TA reviews. We were not disappointed with our choice. Very pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Kihei
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

There are several thermal attractions in the greater Rotorua area and we settled on this one after looking at TA reviews. We were not disappointed with our choice. Very pleasant walk through very interesting geological features. Price was fair and reasonable. Bus ride back to visitor center was appreciated. Not spectacular but definitely worth the time and money and recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This listing on trip advisor is for the genersl area. It is a pretty intetesting part of the Rotorua area. Look in the waimangu area not the Rotorua area for the waimangu volcanic valley.

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Faridabad, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

One has to take a walk after buying a ticket. The walk covers all the interesting spots which include earthquake craters, bubbling pools of mud. Those who cannot undertake the walk of the complete circuit, can take smaller walks. But a walk is worth all the time that you spend and all the effort you make.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We walked the entire length of the park with our 5 year old and we were really impressed with the quality of the path and then the free shuttle to get us back up the hill. We had been warned that the walk would be too difficult for a 5 year old but this was complete rubbish, the walk is... More 

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Swindon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Staff excellent advising us how to combine the cruise with other activities. Went down to the Lake on the bus and did the cruise before it was too busy. Loved that the boat timed its arrival at a certain point around the Lake for the predictable geyser! Back on land we explored around parts of the Lake before catching the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is totally different to the usual 'tourist thermal tour'. As you twist & turn through the valley it reveals different wonders that make you smile & exclaim like a child again! The colours, the views, the steaming pools & streams, the bush... all just wonderful to experience. You must at least take the steps up to Inferno Crater as... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

My second vist to this thermal park & it still takes my breath away. Great walk with a bus to bring you back up the hill. Don't miss this the best!

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

There are a lot of Geothermal attractions in the area and this is the best. You walk down though the volcanic valley to the frying pan lake and caldron and every turn sees a different scene either geothermal or nature, just lovely.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Waimangu Cauldron is a beautiful walk. We went early in the morning and it was not crowded and the pace was not rushed. Take the Mount Haszard trail that has wonderful views of the valley. Be sure to see sites 19-21 and go back to Haszard trail.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I highly recommend this attraction for a leisurely trek through the natural untouched foliage that is reminiscent of Jurassic Park! Remember to wear comfy shoes! Got my tickets from Bookme.co.nz. I missed my timing but the friendly guy at the counter let us in anyway. The walk takes about 2 hours but if you're short on time, take the shuttle... More 

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