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Waimangu Cauldron

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Address: Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-366 6137
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Simply amazing

Amazing sights - you can actually feel the earth breathing! Make sure you go during the sunny day as the colors are breathtaking.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
goshan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing sights - you can actually feel the earth breathing! Make sure you go during the sunny day as the colors are breathtaking.

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Mildura, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The history of the site is interesting. The amount of thermal action is amazing Over 3 km of down hill walking with only a couple of up hill spots. You can get close to all sorts of activity and sights. The inferno crater lake and Wawrick terraces were a couple of sites I found very beautiful A bus runs at... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a walk through Waimangu. Not only landscape but whole story behind is worthwhile visiting. Impressive lakes, hot sulfur pools, beautiful vegetation. Do it !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to get a huge cross section of the history & landscape of this region - not sure why it's not in the top 10 for Roturua . The walk provides spectacular views of craters and lakes, and takes you alongside bubbling hot streams and steaming rocks. The walk timing to get the boat (for the lake tour)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice thermal spot that involves a bit of a walk (4kms) down to the lake, and is a great way to get some exercise while seeing the sights. This area is only 130 years young, following the eruption of mt tarawera in 1886. Some of the highlights include the frying pan lake, which is the largest hot spring in... More 

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Pauanui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely walk - but the cost comes from supplying the bus to ferry visitors back up the hill. If you are fit - no need for the bus - but still have to pay. So worth visiting - but wish you could have a walk there and back option without the bus for a reasonable cost

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiked this during a day of steady, heavy rain with reduced visibility, but with good rain gear is still a fine way to spend a good part of the day. Give yourself plenty of time on this hike as there are many great features to stop at and take in along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a very frustrating morning being led up forest tracks by the satnav and failing to find the guidebook recommended Wai-O-Tapu, I came across Waimangu almost by accident. I had no idea what to expect and when the very helpful lady at reception said it was 130 years old, I thought she meant 130 million! I thought I'd spend a... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst the walks and the bus stop arrangement is clever and works well, if I went again I would avoid late afternoon as I did not feel confident of completing the hiking tour in the allotted time and so missed out on some of the spectacular sights. Even the stairs took the stuffing out of me although the young and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on a recommendation which also included to arrive early to avoid the crowds (opens at 08.30) - both proved to be good advice. A great walk down the valley (4km) but earlier stops available and a bus ride back up to the top (included in the entry price). Much to see, very well laid out and explained... More 

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