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Waimangu Cauldron

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Address: Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 006473666137

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Waimangu Cauldron.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kingsbury, London, UK
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Kingsbury, London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank edustgo p
Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 63 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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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
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We enjoyed the Waimangu Cauldton, beautiful top lake and streams leading to Lake Rotomahana, it was a bit depressing seeing same of the Black Swans stuck and dying, it was good that it was downhill as it was a hot day so bring water, blockout and comfy shoes

2 Thank MBB1952
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Such a beautiful area of NZ - was fascinating learning about the youngest thermal valley in the world - 10th June 1886 was when it formed! Just goes to show that the Earth isn't finished forming yet! Is a fantastic walk around the area - not too challenging, and plenty of places to stop and admire the wondrous views. Make... More 

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