Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Waimangu Volcanic Valley is one of the most popular spots to witness the boiling mud and steaming silica terraces in Rotorua, New Zealand’s geothermal heartland. Visitors may safely examine the smoke-filled craters and odd acid-yellow and lime-green terraces thanks to a system of pathways. With its massive geyser billowing into action, the inferno crater is a highlight.

The walk continues all the way to Lake Rotomahana’s coast, where boat tours are available to see other geothermal phenomena. The 45-minute boat ride is a must-do for history buffs, as it takes you through the famous pink and white terraces (formerly dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world” and similar to the travertines of Pamukkale, Turkey), which were damaged when Mount Tarawera erupted in 1886.