Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Waimangu

The result of a volcanic eruption from 1886, Waimangu Volcanic Valley represents the world's youngest geothermal system. The area features several lakes, including Frying Pan Lake--considered the world's largest hot spring, as well as a geyser, craters, and springs. In addition to hiking and bird-watching, you can also take a boat trip on one of the lakes to see the former site of the largest silica sinter deposits in the world, known as the Pink and White Terraces. Use our Waimangu trip builder site to add Waimangu Volcanic Valley and other attractions to your Waimangu vacation plans.
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  • You smell it almost everywhere, but you can see it very well, here in Waimangu. Thanks to the German description, it is possible to understand the origin as well as the processes in the valley (crater) even better. A hike that is worthwhile. And the return tour from the lake by bus is also a good idea.
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  • It is a stroll in a beautiful valley (approximately 1 h downhill to the second bus stop), between thermal lakes (Inferno Crater lake is of incredible color), streams, and colorful bubbling springs. En...  more »
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  • This is a must see! The park is beautifully maintained, staff are very good, and services offered are great. I highly recommend doing the boat tour at the end. Very informative and utterly stunning. Make this place a priority visit!
  • Easy enough walk up to the Inferno crater. Bus service back makes it even better. Gorgeous natural scenes with a well maintained gravel path to walk on. Some steep steps may make it difficult for elderly visitors.
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