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Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley

17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3463
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“boiling water” (6 reviews)
“mud bubbling” (2 reviews)
“national park” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-349 3463
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"boiling water"
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"mud bubbling"
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"national park"
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"geothermal activity"
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"steam rising"
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"geyser erupt"
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"mother nature"
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"hot springs"
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"great walk"
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"guided tour"
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"great place to visit"
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"new zealand"
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"all ages"
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"maori culture"
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"sulphur"
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"gush"
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"acid"
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Words cannot do justice to this natural wonderland. It's also a reminder of how fragile the planet is when the depths are so close to the surface as here.

Thank John M
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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is much appreciated. Happy to hear that you so enjoyed the fascinating geothermal environment we find ourselves on. Mother Nature truly is a wonder! Ngā mihi, Lou

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

give yourself time to do this. The scenery is ever changing and great to soak up, The variety of springs is amazing. The colours are tremendous. Most of the walk can be done in a wheel chair but if you are on foot and not...More

Thank Ian L
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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Kia ora, Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed the, as you point out, the ever changing scenery - Mother Nature never ceases to amaze us too! All the best, Ngā mihi Lou

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

It is interesting to stroll around watching the mud bubbling away, smelling the sulfur and watching the steam rising from the acid lakes. There are geysers too that gush boiling water and an incredible array of fumaroles, colorful lakes and hot springs. But we have...More

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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is much appreciated. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the show and our geothermal wonders - Pohutu geyser is quite spectacular, something that is a 'must see' when in NZ! Nga mihi,...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Not to be miaasedd, though some of the most famous geysers are past their best and are neither as high nor as frequent as they once were. Great for sulphur smells, bubbling pools, and eating food cooked straight in the ground!

Thank ChrisJS51
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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for making time to visit us - and for taking the time to review us. We'd love to welcome you again. All the best!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

You really don't need to spend a lot of time here but it was fun to see the geyser in all its glory!

Thank Gaynor67
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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thanks for your review :)

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Pohutu geyser is not accessible from here, and to pay 40 dollars each to walk around a few run down paths with a bit of steam coming out here and there, is a total rip off. There is nothing here but a bunch of locals...More

Thank Kieron V
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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Kia ora, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We are sorry you found your visit disappointing, as we hear often that what delights our visitors is the authenticity of our experience: That is a real life living village, you get to see...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

If you can stand the smell of sulphur this place is well worth the visit. It's a well set out park with plenty of information on the different pools and it's like nothing I've ever seen. You need good enclosed walking shoes as the paths...More

Thank Shazza1972
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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Kia ora, Kapai, thank you for taking the time to visit us aand for sharing your thoughts with other travellers and Trip Advisor members. We are pleased that you had an awesome experience. Te Whakarewarewa Valley is a unique geothermal field which, as you discovered,...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This is an utterly wonderful volcanic park full of awe inspiring sights and magical trails. New Zealand is riddled with volcanoes and geothermal activity and a day at Whaka will teach you a lot about it. It is amazing to stroll around watching the mud...More

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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Kia ora! Wow thank you for saying we are a magical place, that's really appreciated. It sounds like you took lots of time to explore and learn about the goethermal activity in our amazing Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley and for that we are grateful: It is...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a well set up tourist attraction. Good cafe with quality souvenirs.There are a variety of walking tracks to use. Wheelchairs can access the main track. Start before 9am in the summer as it can be quite hot as there is not much shade...More

Thank Pukek0
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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Kia Ora First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to visit us on your Rotorua adventure - we really appreciate you choosing to visit us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, we pride ourselves...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you are visiting Rotorua add this famous location to your list! Really awesome walk through this valley and a great photo opportunity unique to New Zealand with all the geothermal activity! :)More

Thank dragostesun
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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Kia Ora Thank you for your comment, we are so glad you had an interesting experience, it's a real privilege to be able to share our beautiful environment and history with manuhiri like yourself. Thanks for choosing to visit us and all the best for...More

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