Full Waimangu Experience

Your online booking time is your arrival time at Waimangu Reception. This gives you time to do the self-guided walk or hike before your boat cruise departure time.

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.

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.

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.

Proof of local ID for each person must be shown on arrival to access the discounted local's rate. Online bookings will still require ID to be shown.
A ‘must do’ eco-experience, Waimangu Volcanic Valley is a protected scenic reserve and wildlife refuge, encompassing fascinating geothermal features and beautiful Lake Rotomahana.