Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

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Dave

Ranking: 3/10

I’m sure it is a lovely place but at $90 to take a family of four for a two hour walk it is ridiculously overpriced. Especially when half was closed due to storm damage.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Rado Hank

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely park, nice views, nice experiences.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Thomas Klinting

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk through a volcanic valley, offering great sights including coloured lakes and thermal vents. Far fewer crowds than other thermal attractions.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Helna Saumanova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Great experience, super walk, well maintained, the only negative was the weather.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Laure and Pascal

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, we spent at least five hours there!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Matthias and Adriane

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Absolutely a must see in New Zealand - you learn a lot about thermal activity and the hiking track is nice. It is rather expensive with $37 per person but for us it was worth it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Danny

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

It is quite nice, especially the first part, but the Thermal Wonderland we liked much more and it is even a bit cheaper. Both are touristic in good weather.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Meilin

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

It was nice to walk through the Valley but it was way too expensive in spite of the fact you could see everything for free somewhere else.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Cate Ronke

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Such an active/living piece of earth. Totally over estimated time frames for how long it takes to walk along the track, but perhaps I was supposed to take more photos.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Marine Lavie

France

Ranking: 8/10

It is an amazing experience to see the life of volcanoes. Beautiful view of hot pools and many colours like magma and anything......

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Mikkel Palleson

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

They offer a lot of different geothermal activity. They had lots of different areas and viewing spots making the walking trip interesting all the way through.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Isabelle

England

Ranking: 10/10

Great two hour walk - live volcano, blue lagoon cove, lake, mountains. Optional extra tracks.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Stephan Friedrich

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A good idea to go if you want to learn more about the volcanic history. Great walks from one to two hours, a bus brings you back to the point you have started from.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jakob Gerber

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very interesting!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Sebastian and Susanna

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Not free, paid $32 per person. Views were very nice, walk was also good and exact descriptions.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Marie Weber

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Both were great experiences and adventures!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Erik Hafuer

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Price was not worth it.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Julia Moellers

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

You had to pay $35 just for walking down the track. It was really beautiful and interesting but a little too expensive.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Bea Westkam

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

$38, hot springs, craters, go for a swim in Kerosene Creek.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Kathi

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walkway through thermal activities, colourful and with some highlights (blue sea, lookout.....)

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Anne Haenchen

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place with great lookouts and walks.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jonny Ronnblom

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Half day trek in a valley of boiling water and weird smell. The scenery is fantastic!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Caroline Jonsson

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Half day trek in a valley of boiling water and weird smell - I like it!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Lukas

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Really interesting and nice geothermal walk near Rotorua. Only 6 points because we felt it to be too expensive with $35 even though it was very interesting.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Sophia

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Great nature and beautiful walk but also too expensive for a self-guided walk.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Christina Perez

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Too expensive, still nice to see (once) - it is only a walk.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Catherine Schlachter

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The scenery is unique - loved it!! If it would have been cheaper i would have scored it a 10! Really nice walk but bring a bit of time.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Ludovic Denee

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk with stops, OK with children.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Celine Darde

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk with stops. OK with children. Free for children under 5.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Frederic Birke

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It is beautiful and if you are walking the whole track you can easily fill up a whole day. We like it, but if it is worth the price for 'just taking a walk' is up to you to decide.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Melanie Pretzel

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

You can see the Frying Pan Lake and a lot of steam over the water and stones. You can read also the interesting history about the volcanic valley. But it was not so cheap!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Andre and Marina

Germany

Ranking: 2/10

Very expensive and it is the money not worth. Compared to Te Puia it is just a boring walking track.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Hanneke P

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

not friendly staff, expensive, but beautiful!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Joroen Borkert

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walk/bus rather expensive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Roux

France

Ranking: 8/10

Rainy.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Leo

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very surprising walk in a short distance, many marvelous volcano sights. Cosy.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Lutz Huuemorder

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice walk, expensive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Tamlin Barton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Pretty walk. We did not do the boat ride. Seems a little expensive for what is essentially a natural valley, however - enjoyable scenery that cannot be seen elsewhere.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Ronald Veldman

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Just beautiful.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Tuedi Muggli

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning, well explained, superb!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Romla

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Eline Vakentijn

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Really fascinating walk (volcanoes) but really expensive for a walk.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Johann Maier

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very impressive walk through volcanic active valley with hot lakes and amazing blue lake and a very strange smell over like rotten eggs.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Preben vil Helmsen

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful, silent and good history.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Magda Savels

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

It was good but expensive, but when you will see it you have to pay. It is a pity that you have to pay so much for natures gifts.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Samplonius

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting with nice walk and bus transfer back!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Maria Dietrich

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Very impressive, not too touristic.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Roger ter Horst

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

A very beautiful walking experience. Nice views and the blue water was great. The price was very good.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Marie Dutron

Belgium

Ranking: 6/10

We paid for the shuttle out to the valley but we hadn't enough time to visit all the valley because the shuttle took us only three hours after to leave us at the entrance!! So not enough time to see everything!!! It was quite expensive!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Richard

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Great, but the shuttle from Rotorua is expensive, and we did not have enough time to see everything. We need more than three hours to see the park.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Frans

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Really overwhelming, the walk to the lake - good information in our own language (dutch), it took two hours, but very very nice.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Gillian MacLaren

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good leaflet, fair price, it is an unguided walk but well signposted. Shuttle buses ran as advertised.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Carl & Desiree Potter

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent - wonderful views.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Tina

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Boat tour in the park is not a must, the rest is beautiful (Lake Rotomahana).

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Manuela Zimmerti

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, so easy. The landscape has beautiful colours. Do the Wainmangu Volcanic Valley when you have to choose between Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Gary A

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Walk was interesting and enjoyable. Not well signposted however (possibly due to being new set up).

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Dirk Faupel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location and nice walking.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Dirk Faupel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful location and nice walking.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Gerard Crothers

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Marc & Pauline

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice walk, beautiful scenery, but skip the boat trip - this is not worth the money. You see things that are underneath the water.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Robert Carswell

England

Ranking: 7/10

Good to see all of the amazing geothermal activity that is happening around Rotorua.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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van Rees

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting and beautiful. Well organised and the bus brings you back.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Steve Eley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Our first thermal park - $80 a head including boat ride, seemed very expensive but the place was well laid out and informative.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Wolfgang Goggel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk, interesting explanations, bus return service.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Ron & Hannah de Reuver

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice track with excellent information but expensive.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Franzi & Tobi

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Interesting thermal area, lot of spectacular volcanic features- fantastic day, but a little bit too expensive.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Jon_and_Family

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Not too smelly and a great walk down through the valley with some amazing sights along the way.

Good information boards and a welcome bus trip back to the car park.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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mr Schumader

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walk down to the lake and return with a bus. On the walk there are many information for read. Very interesting.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Marianne Wheatley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic experience - boat and walk may be too expensive on a budget, but fabulous.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Oliver Berg

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Too expensive compared with Wai-o-tapu. Only some but also impressing locations.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Rolf

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

Again, for Yellowstone park you pay US$25 for one week. Thermal areas around Rotorua cost each indivdual, eg TePuia $43, Waimangu $35 etc, too expensive.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Malcolm Jones

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent walk up from Lake through thermal scenery. Lake boat trip and commentary excellent.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Pieter

France

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic site.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Berger

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk, not to crowdy, good maintanance.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Chamton

Switzerland

Ranking: 6/10

Too expensive ($80) only for walking (without a guide) but beautiful scenery.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Waimangu Volcanic Valley responds:

Thank you Chamton for posting a review for Waimangu Volcanic Valley. We are confident that our prices are moderate and in line with similar Rotorua and New Zealand attractions, especially at NZ$80 for a family experience that can be enjoyed over many hours. We hope that during your self-guided walk you were all able to use our coded Guide Sheets in the language of your choice, that explain exactly what you are seeing as you wander through the valley.

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Kay and Colin Yendole

England

Ranking: 9/10

Fascinating walk through geothermal area. Quite unique experience, optional boat trip at end. Bus back available.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Johanna

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Overpriced, boat trip not that necessary and exciting; doing the walk only fits expectations as well.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Waimangu Volcanic Valley responds:

Hi Johanna. Thanks for taking the time to review Waimangu. Although we are proud of our beautiful and dramatic valley we know that every individual has differing ways of viewing things. However, we hope your walk through the youngest geothermal system in the world was able to give you some idea of how the world may have been formed. We are confident that our prices are reasonable and are in line with similar attractions in Rotorua and New Zealand.

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Tim Van Nispen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

A great hike in volcanic terrain but unfortunately a bit overpriced like many activities in the North Island.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Liz Dolman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Remarkable area, with a choice of activities - walking, tramping or boat trip. Excellent signage throughout.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Eva Stauderova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Nice and written guide in Czech language.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Patrick Decoster

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

We liked it because it was not too much commercialised yet. There was a lot to see/enjoy with good explanation.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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willsworthy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this volcanic valley. The walk down through the valley was interspersed with geological sights and explanations and the pathways and signage were all well maintained and easy to follow. The bus back was a great idea as it had been downhill all the way to the lake, so would have been a weary climb back up again!
The facilities on site were excellent.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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allesca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Fascinating place. The self-guided walk is excellent: lots of information, good path and viewpoints. The Lake Rotomahana cruise is not worth the extra money; could be half the time. Overall I thought it was expensive, maybe worth $50 for the 2 rather than $77.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

Waimangu Volcanic Valley responds:

Hi Allesca, We're glad that overall you enjoyed your self-guided walk through the craters of Waimangu Volcanic Valley. The Lake Rotomahana cruise is a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about the lake and its creation, while viewing its beautiful environment and separate geothermal system. We're confident the price is reasonable and not out of line with similar cruises throughout New Zealand.

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Beute Jacob

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Walk way very good!- boat trip on the lake was a bit disappointed (and too expensive)

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Silke Seemann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Never seen such a volcanic scene; very good organisation.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Alies van der plank

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful surroundings, amazing nature.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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GemmaC

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent! Fantastic scenery

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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John Harrison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great site, good walking, lots to see. Boat trip a little boring.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Tanja Haring

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Spectacular views of volcanic activity

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Amanda Hoff

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Great self-guided walking tours with lots of information provided along the way. Beautiful scenery, lots of variety throughout. You can walk as much or as little as you like (they have buses travelling back and forth with 3 or 4 stops along the path, included in the cost of admission). Lots of well-placed benches and seating areas along the way so you can take a break or just stop to take in key sights.

This was the highlight of NZ for my mom, and definitely one of my favourite parts of the trip as well!

Yes, you have to pay to see nature... but the money appears to be well-spent, as the trails are clean and kept up very well, and the services are both practical and well maintained.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ann S

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent 1/2 day - information, interesting and with WOW! factor.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Roeder Grit

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Not as spectecular and colorful as Wai-o-tamu but not so crowded.So you can really enjoy your walk on your own.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Peter Essink

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good walks through the geyser area's.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Stefan Lua

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Plain brilliant, not as crowded as Whakarewarewa, slightly expensive though.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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usigmund

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk and great area to explore. Boat trip is unecessary.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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hofstetterf

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in December 2009

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keane

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Impressive but quite expensive for what it was - essentially a self guided walk.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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mariekef

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Extremely beautiful. Hot, steaming, strangely colored pools and streams surrounded by fantastic regenerating forest. Thermal wonders without to much barren 'moon landscape'.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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sanneb1

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

It cost us $35 p/p but we thought it was worth it. An amazing walk if you are into thermal landscape.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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mariak

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Strange that you have to pay for a natural beauty. However, the volcanic activities of Waimangu are very special and worthwhile to visit - even when you've been to Iceland before.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Hendrik Flier

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The walk is very nice. The scenery is stunning. Also the provided information is adequate. It did seem a little overpriced.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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MauzcoV

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful park, good walking path, clean park. Good signs and information.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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PBouwmessten

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very amazing and a beautiful walk for 2 hours.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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ulrichk

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic tour with good informations.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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RolandV

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Top hiking trip for about 3 hours. Beautiful and colourful view and the volcanic environment.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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StefanieA

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscape with very good hiking trails. Good information about the volcanos.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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LaurensD

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

Awesome scenery but why do you need to pay so much for all this Thermal spots? So much money for conversation. I doubt it.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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CeesVanW

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice walk with good explanation. Possibility to take the bus back.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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gerrys

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Entrance fee is expensive at $25. However, the self guided walk is good. The Lake Tarawera Cruise was too expensive at $40 for a commentary that couldn't be heard.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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marcusr

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really beautiful, great views and nice walks.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Eugene

Ranking: 10/10

It's an amazing place.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ian S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent walk, well presented and leaflets very detailed. Boat trip well worth it.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Miguel

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing hot streams, lakes, steam & colours in rock. Plenty of time to visit the valley at your own pace. Cruise (optional) extremely expensive.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Thamar

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great walking! Boat trip on Kotomaha; we won't do that again. Just do the walking.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Andie

England

Ranking: 10/10

Quieter then Wai O Tapu & very scenic & impressive.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Miranda

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We've also been to Waiotapu, which was also great but Waimangu gave us a less touristic like and more nature experience. Very nice walk and great scenery.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Miha

Slovenia

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk. Great sightseeing. Inferno lake the best thing.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Gerits

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

A very interesting place. Good prospect in Dutch language.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Sluijs

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Very interesting. Beautiful walk. Bus ride back was also welkom. Prospect in Dutch!!

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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olland

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing place. Out of the way but worth the drive. Less touristic.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Liz

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Must see! Excellent thermal features. Good cost. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Stefan

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Quite different from Wai o Tapu and very nice too. Well organised.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Cory Fusco

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Neat features and a easy track to walk

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Katie Wise

England

Ranking: 10/10

What an awesome place to spend the afternoon. Top value for money and an experience that is definitely worth doing.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Heckter

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Saw a lot of things, very nice.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Jennifer Baulch

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Really loved this.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Nancy Dol

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice walkways and good to be able to bus back. But not an adventure, and quite expensive. Almost too organised!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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David Buckley

Ranking: 9/10

Thought the mud pools were amazing.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Jenny Hulsebosch

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Really good, had a Dutch explanation for everything.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Peter

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic and tour done in German. Would give it an 11 if I could.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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bart

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Foot tour nice, boat trip waste of 45 minutes. Only 2 things of interest to see. An 8 for the walk and a 4 for the boat trip.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Miriam&Eva

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Nice walk, but too expensive.

Reviewed about 13 years ago and experienced in May 2007

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Meyer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Simply do the hike and you can choose out of three bus tours to be taken back. Very nice 1.5 hour walk.

Reviewed about 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007