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Waimangu Walk and Boat Cruise

A great half day geothermal and nature experience

This combined walk and boat cruise is a wonderful and relaxing journey through the world's youngest geothermal area. Sit back and relax on your boat cruise. Your skipper will highlight points of interest and the history of this iconic Rotorua geothermal attraction.

TRG-T351 | Adults NZ $83.50 | Children NZ $24.00

 

You will see

  • A protected scenic reserve and wildlife refuge
  • Beautiful Lake Rotomahana and learn about the 1886 Mount Tarawera Volcanic Eruption
  • Geothermal activity and sights that can only be seen from the boat
  • Steaming volcanic crater lakes
  • Unspoilt natural wilderness

The 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption changed Lake Rotomahana dramatically, exploding it to 20 times its size. The lake now covers approximately 15 coalescing craters formed during the eruption. Fifteen years after that massive eruption, the lake reached its current height and is now the deepest in New Zealand's North Island. Lake Rotomahana is the newest of all New Zealand's larger, naturally formed lakes and is protected as a wildlife refuge, it's home to large numbers of birds all year round.

Easy walking tracks along the Waimangu Volcanic Valley Crater walkways, mainly down hill and flat. There is an option to include an easy hike on the Mt Haszard Trail.

You can use the internal shuttle bus to transfer between points in Waimangu or from the end of your walk to the boat cruise.

Enjoy the 45 minute cruise, voyaging around beautiful Lake Rotomahana.

Return from boat to the Waimangu entrance via the internal shuttle bus.

Included
  • A full commentary in English on board the boat
  • Guidesheets in the boat in English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Japanese, Mandarin and Korean

    Guidesheets for the walk in English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Slavak, Hebrew and Portugese

    Key Fact Sheets available in Swedish, Czech, Hungarian and Thai
Not Included
  • Transport to and from Waimangu Volcanic Valley. You could consider one of our self drive rental cars with a free and pre-programmed GPS
Instructions
  • The boat cruise operates at set times, please specify your preference when booking from the following times: 10am, 11am, 12.50pm, 1:30pm, 2.25pm and 3.15pm. You will need to allow at least one hour to walk down to the lake before the cruise.

Experience Schedule Options

   start time    end time
Walk and Boat Cruise - any time 00:00 00:00

Activity Ticket Charges

Adult price     NZ $83.50
Child price (6 to 16 yrs)     NZ $24.00

    I am in a wheelchair. Is it possible for me to get around on the walk?

You will find the Valley Walk is accessible in part for chairs as the the path is flat/undulating

The Mt Haszard Hiking Trail is not accessible for wheelchairs

You must have your own competent wheelchair handler

You must be able to board the shuttle bus

Your wheelchair must fold or collapse

    I am in a wheelchair. Is the boat cruise suitable for me?

The boat cruise is accessible provided you have your own competent wheelchair handler.

You must be able to board the shuttle bus and climb the 6 steps up to the boat.

Your wheelchair must fold or collapse

    How long should we allow for the tour?

Please allow at least 3 hours for the walk and boat cruise. Last admission is 1400 (1500 in January)

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