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Waimangu Cauldron

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Address: Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 006473666137

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Amazing to see and hear

It's so interesting that a walk near here allows you to not only see the cauldron, but to hear the water bubble. The steam and color of the water creates a very unique atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Michigan City, Indiana
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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's so interesting that a walk near here allows you to not only see the cauldron, but to hear the water bubble. The steam and color of the water creates a very unique atmosphere.

Thank Consultcinda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit and very much like a miniature Yellowstone NP. The colours, smells of sulphur and sights make for a real sensory experience.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Kingsbury, London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is amazing and can be quite a walk around but do it. Lots to see, but bring good walking shoes. Reasonable price, you follow the path around, amazing nature. Visit. 10/10

Thank Clairebunyan
Woodbury, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Very enlightening and interesting valley to experience the geothermal features of the Rotorua area. Good half day trip that is definitely worth seeing.

Thank Gerald_Sinclair
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This geothermal attraction is amazing. You feel that you are transported to other planet. They have a very good system that operate so you only need to walk one way and you can see all the attractions and catch a bus on the way backs, The one that you can't miss is the Inferno Crater just amazing. . If you... More 

2 Thank edustgo p
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is definitely a marvelous opportunity not to be ignored. Explore a world of spectacular sights & geothermal features, its the most beautiful scenery you ever see in your lifetime. From the 1886 Tarawera Eruption and Lake Rotomahana, this is a walk through history and time, to be shared and enjoyed.

Thank Margret-rocksolid
Avila, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Incredible! I learnt a lot about geology. Breathtaking area (all the National Parks, landscapes and sorroundings are simply amazing!). You can be there for a week and it won't be enough for enjoy everything.

Thank Adriana C
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We found Waimangu a very interesting place to visit. It really feels like you're on another planet. We did the full walking tour including the hiking section, then got the bus back up to the top. It is certainly less crowded than some of the other thermal attractions.

Thank Samantha B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We decided to visit this thermal wonderland on a very hot day in January. Even though it is a long hike through the park passing numerous thermal pools it was an experience not to be missed. The hike was long, up and down quite a few steps along the way. There are a lot of information boards provided along the... More 

2 Thank dasdad54
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience in the Waimangu Thermal Valley, both the park and the boat trip around the lake. While at first the combined ticket appears a little expensive, I feel that it is money well invested. On the boat, the skipper, Barry, gave a great insight into the volcanos activity of the area and how nature regenerates... More 

Thank Brian K

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