Waimangu, Rotorua

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    Waimangu walking tour

    by heydelin Written Nov 2, 2014

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    We paid $26 dollar for a 3 kilometer walking tour guided by a map. Was such a nice experience seeing the world's youngest geothermal activity (which does not smell like a fart, in fairness) and seeing lots of NZ birds and lakes.

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    Lake Rotomahana

    by Tom_Fields Written Mar 29, 2012

    This volcanic lake has its own geothermal system, lying right in the shadow of Mt Tarawera. Boat rides are available (visit the web site for more). See the hot shores of the lake, and the volcanic craters in which it sits. The narrated boat ride lasts about an hour.

    Address: PO Box 6141 Rotorua 3043

    Directions: At the northeast end of Waimangu Valley.

    Phone: 64 (7) 366 6137

    Website: http://www.waimangu.co.nz/BoatCruise

    Tour boat Mt Tarawera Rock Walls Geyser on the shore Volcanic crater filled by the lake
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    Waimangu Valleyt

    by Tom_Fields Written Mar 29, 2012

    This is a spectacular volcanic hot spot, similar to Yellowstone but without the crowds. This is Rotorua's most impressive place to see. Some of the major highlights include the lakes inside huge volcanic craters, some still hot, warm volcanic streams, and mudpots.

    Address: PO Box 6141 Rotorua 3043

    Directions: 587 Waimangu Road off SH5 (main Rotorua – Taupo highway).

    Phone: 64 (7) 366 6137

    Website: http://www.waimangu.co.nz/

    Waimangu Valley Southern Crater Frying Pan Lake and Cathedral Rocks Inferno Crater Overflow from Frying Pan Lake
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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Waimangu Thermal Valley.

    by worldkiwi Written Jan 22, 2003

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    Waimangu Thermal Valley is about 25km south of Rotorua. There is a walk through the valley which passes some amazing boiling pools. There is a small silica terrace at the end of the walk. You can access the shore of Lake Tarawera through here and see the brooding Mt Tarawera, still looking menacing after all these years.

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    Waimangu Valley

    by keeweechic Updated Dec 27, 2002

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    You will find the world's largest hot spring and the amazing craters here in the Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley. These craters were formed during the 1886 Tarawera Eruption. Amazing beauty, spectacular scenery, incredible geothermal activity, a nature lover's paradise of wildlife and plants. Frying Pan Lake, Cathedral Rocks, Warbrick Terrace. A leisurely walk will take you around the hot lakes, boiling springs, silica terraces and native bush walks. Or take a boat trip on Lake Rotomahana, the largest crater of the 1886 Tarawera Eruption to the steaming cliffs, the site of the famous Pink and White Terraces. An internal shuttle bus which returns you from the end of your walk – this is the uphill part.

    Open 8.30am - 5.00pm.
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    Directions: Waimangu Valley is found 26kms south of Rotorua (just 20 mins) on the Rotorua-Taupo Highway.

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    Waimangu Volcanic Valley

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Amazing geothermal activity in the volcanic craters formed in 1886 by the eruption of Mt Tarawera. Cool native bushwalks amidst huge hot-water springs and lakes, beautiful silica terraces and rare thermal plants. Boat cruises on picturesque crater Lake Rotomahana run 6 times daily. The world's newest geothermal system.

    Address: 587 Waimangu Road

    Directions: located 20 minutes South of Rotorua City via State Highway 5 to Taupo

    Website: http://www.waimangu.co.nz/

    Frying Pan Lake
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    Chicken Soup

    by kenmerk Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Couple of birds brave the warm waters at Waimangu... The steam is be generated by the hot spring dumping into the cooler lake... (birds dont seem to mind a bit.....)

    Get your Goose Cooked at Waimangu....
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    Steaming Ridge

    by kenmerk Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    A steaming ridge along the shores of Lake Rotormahana at Waimangu...

    There is quite a bit of geothermal activity in this area.....

    Steaming Ridge
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    Lake Rotomahana

    by kenmerk Written May 30, 2003

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    Centerpiece of the Waimangu Geothermal area, Lake Rotomahana was formed in 1886 when nearby Mt. Tarawera blew its top, thus destroying the famed Pink Terraces which were once in this area...

    The Ferry Terminal for Lake Rotomahana
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