Explore the most popular Walking trails near Rotorua with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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private property
11 days ago

Very nice walk trough this Volcanic Valley. A little expensive but if you check book.me NZ you’ll maybe find a deal like we did!

Nice trail easy/moderate (last part), view is ok. Crater lake is cool.

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muddy
11 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Nice foot spas

hiking
17 days ago

Mean pools

hiking
17 days ago

Nice nature walk and river

18$ per person (adult), so we'll look some pictures on Google.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this natural spa in the bush. Please remember to take your rubbish with you. This is a high traffic tourist attraction that generates no money. Please keep that in mind and enjoy

hiking
1 month ago

Aussie family love it! Wheelchair friendly. Awesome pics

My fiance and I had loads of fun. Felt like kids again. There are diff tracks to choose from depending on ur fitness or abilities. Even a bus to and from the lake where you can also pay to take a boat ride. We didn't but may do next time we return with family

Lovely views.

hiking
1 month ago

Great to watch the kayakers.

Beautiful trail. Definitely 'advanced', with some parts going over the ridgeline, and mostly single trail. Stunning views, definitely do it. Takes about 4.5 hours, plus stops.

The view was fantastic! Not 360 degrees as I had heard but beautiful anyways. The way up was good the first half but very muddy and slippery at some points to the top. Aslo quite challenging to the end.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

It gets pretty steep toward the summit, but the views are worth it. The trail seems well maintained. The geothermal vents and crater lake along the way are also worth checking out.

Great hike! A lot of ups and downs, but the views are spectacular and the hot springs at the end is a real treat.

great easy hike.. only semi incline is the hike up the mountain which is optional.. we stopped at every point to learn about the history of this location and the views are fantastic.. worth every penny.

Great hike for a view of the valley! There were some very muddy sections, but nothing some hiking or trail running shoes can’t handle. We started at 10:45am. 55 min up to the peak and 35 minutes back to the carpark. We only saw a few other hikers on the trail but many more about to start when we were done.

Easy hike, nice view, but after have hiked a couple of other smaller mountains in the north island, then it's not that spectacular, but nice. From the carpark you can also access the trail to kerosene creek, which is a really great spot for some spa time!

Beautiful hike with great stops on the lake and at the end of the reward: Hot springs and swim in the refreshing lake at the same time. We were alone most of the time - hardly any other hikers on the way. We made the way back by water taxi.

Well maintained track.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice trail:) impressive trees!

Excellent easy/moderate trail about 20 minutes outside of Rotorua. The trail is well marked and well maintained, with signage at the few branch points which are available for merging treks. No obstacles or scrambling at the time of our ascent, which took us maybe a little less than an hour. Views from the top are breathtaking. Highly recommended.

hiking
4 months ago

Completely worth it

Not the best hike you can find, but has good view of nature and plants

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful track with the first 2/2,5hrs through the forest with crossing some rivers in the first hour. When you arrive at the river (mangorewa stream) you have two options, turn around and go back or follow the river bed (3/4hrs to carpark). Please be advised the river bed is only accessible if the water is low and can be very slippery.

Amazing thermal area, you really can get a feel for possibilities of how life started. Hike alone will run you about 45 nzd, well worth it in my opinion. Can take a bus back if you'd like.

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