• Whaka Geothermal Trails

Rotorua’s newest Geothermal walking trails experience

…nothing but You and mother-earth (Papatuanuku)

Whaka Geothermal Trails

Our new geothermal nature trails provide exclusive access to an untouched geothermal landscape where Visitors can experience the raw nature of Papatuanuku (mother earth). The Jurassic park-like landscape is described as providing regenerative powers as You find yourself face-to-face with Nature, Hot Spring Lakes, Mud Pools, Geysers and native manuka bushlands.

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 pools that you can only view at Whakarewarewa. You will definitely find a most memorable photo-snap opportunity for your Facebook and Instagram profile! The Whaka Geothermal Trails will be an ongoing reserve development as we open new areas to be discovered.

Health and Safety: Please note that all  visitors to our Village will be notified of any NZ Health Department processes and procedure in relation to Covid-19 best-practice guidelines and that anyone who breaches these guidelines will be asked to immediately leave the Village property.

Rotorua’s newest Geothermal walking trails experience…

OPEN Daily – 9am to 4pm (Last Entry at 3:15pm)


  • Adult $25
  • Child (5-15 yr.) $10
  • Senior (Gold Card) $22.5
  • Family (2x adults & up to 4x child) $65
  • Infant Under 5 yrs FREE
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ENTRY : 17 Tryon St. Rotorua. Phone: 07 349 3463.

CANCELLATION : 100% Guarantee to refund your booking* less transaction fee

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

CAUTION : Follow ALL public Covid regulations and KEEP to the signed Trails at ALL times !


… nothing but You and mother-earth (Papatuanuku)


Hot Spring Lakes

Bubbly Mud Pools

Pōhutu Geyser

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  • "So informative full of history. Very authentic... Delicious hangi one must try when there. Having been to other Villages this one is one of a kind! "
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