The Whakarewarewa Geothermal Trails is Rotorua’s newest geothermal experience currently being developed as we open new untouched areas yet to be discovered.
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 are 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 colorful steaming lakes and thermal pools that you can only view at Whakarewarewa. The Whaka Geothermal Trails will be an ongoing reserve development as we open new areas to be discovered. This tour is suitable for beginners and experienced walkers.