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Geothermal Trails, Rotorua
Discover the untouched geothermal landscape of Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
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Geothermal Trails

Geothermal Trails

Explore the Whaka Geothermal Trails in Rotorua. Discover the untouched geothermal landscape of Whakarewarewa with our exclusive Whaka Geothermal Trails. These self-guided walks, immerse you in a Jurassic park-like setting with hot spring lakes, mud pools, and native manuka bushlands. Experience the regenerative powers of nature as you explore vibrant, steaming lakes and thermal pools unique to Whakarewarewa. Perfect for nature lovers and photographers, these trails offer unforgettable views of native ferns and edible plants. Suitable for all fitness levels, the Whaka Geothermal Trails provide a unique adventure and prime photo opportunities for your social media.


NZ$ 30.00

Per Person


  • Steaming Lakes

  • Mud Pools

  • Exclusive access to an untouched geothermal landscape

  • Self-guided walks ranging between 45 and 90 minutes

  • Whakarewarewa uniqe colourful steaming lakes and thermal pools

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Discover the Whaka Geothermal Trails - A Unique Rotorua Adventure

Explore the Whaka Geothermal Trails and immerse yourself in the raw, untouched beauty of Rotorua’s geothermal landscape. This exclusive attraction offers self-guided walks through a breathtaking, Jurassic park-like environment where you can experience the powerful forces of Papatuanuku (Mother Earth). Encounter hot spring lakes, bubbling mud pools, and native manuka bushlands as you wander along trails designed to showcase the very best of New Zealand’s natural wonders.

Ranging from 45 to 90 minutes, these trails are suitable for people with an average level of fitness. As you walk, you’ll be treated to stunning views of native ferns, edible plants, and vibrant, steaming lakes and thermal pools that are unique to Whakarewarewa. Each step provides a new, awe-inspiring sight, making the Whaka Geothermal Trails perfect for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. Capture unforgettable moments and create memorable photos for your Facebook and Instagram profiles.

The Whaka Geothermal Trails are an evolving reserve, with new areas being continually developed and opened for exploration. This ensures that every visit offers something new and exciting. Experience the healing and regenerative powers of this natural wonderland, where you can truly connect with nature.

Book your adventure on the Whaka Geothermal Trails today and be among the first to explore this ever-evolving natural reserve. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this unique Rotorua attraction promises an unforgettable experience filled with stunning geothermal sights and rich cultural heritage. Don’t miss out on one of Rotorua’s top attractions – secure your spot now and embark on a journey through one of New Zealand’s most captivating landscapes.


Enhance Your Experience with Additional Whakarewarewa Tours

To make your visit to Whakarewarewa even more unforgettable, consider adding these enriching experiences:

Cultural Performance: Immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions of the Māori people with our Cultural Performance. Witness powerful haka, traditional songs, and dances that bring the rich heritage of the Māori culture to life. This captivating show is a must-see and adds an authentic touch to your adventure. Book now to ensure you don't miss this spectacular performance.

Whakarewarewa Village Guided Tour: Dive deeper into the history and daily life of the living Māori village with our expert-guided tour. Explore the geothermal wonders and learn about the unique lifestyle of the locals who use the natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe, and heat their homes. This one-hour tour offers a comprehensive look at the village's historical landmarks, including an active Marae, WWII Memorial Archway, and sacred burial grounds. Secure your spot on the guided tour for an insightful and enriching experience.

Add these experiences to your itinerary and make your visit to Whakarewarewa truly exceptional. Book now to enhance your adventure and delve into the heart of Māori culture and history.


Entry to Geothermal Trails ONLY

Meeting Point
17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand

Additional Information

Your self– guided leisure walking trails are suitable for beginners and experienced walkers. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

CAUTION : KEEP to the signed Trails at ALL times!

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.


NZ$ 30.00

Per Person

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17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand, 3010

Whaka Geothermal Trails

Rotorua's newest geothermal walking trails experience

1.5 Hours

The trails are self-guided walks ranging between 30 and 60 minutes and suitable for people with a low level of fitness. These trails combine views of native ferns, edible plants and glimpses of our unique geothermal landscape, including colourful steaming lakes and thermal...Show More
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Whakarewarewa Village Guided Tour

Experience the Manaakitanga (hospitality, kindness, generosity, support) of our people as you experience our Legacy Village Guided tour through NZ’s Iconic Living Maori Village!

As one of New Zealand's oldest Whanau (Family) Tribal owned businesses who brought Tourism to Rotorua, our people share their home with you as you experience life amongst natural Geotherma...Show More
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Cultural Performance

Take a glimpse into our world of performing arts while partaking in our daily Cultural Performance. Let our local performers serenade you with melodious song & dance pertaining to our people, including the fiery, world famous 'Haka'.
A 30 minute performance not to be missed.

Please note: We have limited numbers per performance. ensure you ARRIVE AT LEAST 15-20 MINUTES P...Show More
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