Activities

Self Guided Walk

Explore the geothermal landscape of Waimangu at your own pace on a self-guided walk or hike. Discover the world’s youngest geothermal site with lush valleys, native flora and fauna, hot springs and more.

We Provide

Onsite shuttle bus
Information sheet and map

Please Bring

Good Walking Shoes
Water
Rain/Sun Protection
Camera

Duration

Allow 1 hour for the shortest walk and up to 4 hours for the full walk and hike

Other Information

WHEELCHAIRS:
Wheelchair access to valley walk is only possible for those visitors who can move or be moved in and out of their wheelchair for negotiating bus steps. Our shuttle buses do not have wheelchair lifts. People in wheelchairs must be accompanied by competent helpers. Contact Waimangu for further details on specific arrangements.

WAIMANGU GUIDES:
English-Speaking guides are available for group tours of 10 or more passengers. Pre-booking necessary (72 hours minimum). Additional charges apply for our guiding service.

GUIDESHEETS:
At Waimangu Volcanic Valley we recognise that many of our visitors do not speak English as a first language. Accordingly, all visitor guide material for valley walks and boat cruises are printed in the following languages: Dutch, German, Chinese, English, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, Russian, Korean, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi and Slav. We also have basic fact sheets in Czech, Hungarian and Swedish.

Lake Rotomahana Boat Cruise

Cruise the tranquil waters of Lake Rotomahana and discover the history of the Mount Tarawera eruption while seeing thermal activity not accessible by foot.

We Provide

Onsite shuttle bus
Guide sheet and map

Please Bring

Warm Jersey
sun protection
Camera

Duration

Allow 1.5 hours

Other Information

WHEELCHAIRS:
Wheelchair access is limited and is only possible for those visitors who can move or be moved in and out of their wheelchair for negotiating bus steps, jetty steps and boat steps. Our shuttle buses do not have wheelchair lifts. People in wheelchairs must be accompanied by competent helpers. Contact Waimangu for further details on specific arrangements.

GUIDESHEETS:
At Waimangu Volcanic Valley we recognise that many of our visitors do not speak English as a first language. Accordingly, all visitor guide material for valley walks and boat cruises are printed in the following languages: Dutch, German, Chinese, English, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, Russian, Korean, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi and Slav. We also have basic fact sheets in Czech, Hungarian and Swedish.

Self Guided Walk and Boat Cruise

Combine a self guided walk with a boat cruise to see the best of Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Discover incredible geothermal landscapes and some astounding sights that are only accessible by boat.

We Provide

Onsite shuttle bus
Guide sheet and map

Please Bring

Good Walking Shoes
Water
Rain/Sun Protection
Camera

Duration

Allow 3.5 hours

Other Information

WHEELCHAIRS:
Wheelchair access is limited.Access to the valley and boat is only possible for those visitors who can move or be moved in and out of their wheelchair for negotiating bus steps, jetty steps and boat steps. Our shuttle buses do not have wheelchair lifts. People in wheelchairs must be accompanied by competent helpers. Contact Waimangu for further details on specific arrangements.

WAIMANGU GUIDES:
English-Speaking guides are available for group tours of 10 or more passengers. Pre-booking necessary (24 hours minimum). Please check with Waimangu for guide rates for groups of under 10 passengers.

GUIDESHEETS:
At Waimangu Volcanic Valley we recognise that many of our visitors do not speak English as a first language. Accordingly, all visitor guide material for valley walks and boat cruises are printed in the following languages: Dutch, German, Chinese, English, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, Russian, Korean, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi and Slav. We also have basic fact sheets in Czech, Hungarian and Swedish.