waimangu volcanic valley

Forest | Geothermal | Lakes
New Zealands youngest geothermal valley with unique geothermal features, plants and Rotomahana Lake.
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primordial wonder

This is New Zealand’s youngest geothermal valley created from the Mount Tarawera eruption in 1886. The management team are film-friendly and encouraging of productions coming to take advantage of the spectacular volcanic craters, enormous hot water springs, beautiful geothermal features, rare and unusual plant life, brilliantly coloured micro biology and the wide array of birds.

Good access for a film crew with roads etc and the ability to own and control pedestrian access through specific areas.

Waimangu is owned by a partnership between Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi, Tūhourangi Tribal Authority and Te Puia l New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.

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Waimangu Volcanic Valley

location & distance

One of the great things about filming in the Bay of Plenty is the close proximity to New Zealand cities and rural townships.  Even when you are enjoying our spectacular rural filming locations you still have access to major infrastructure and amenities nearby.

Auckland CBD

249 Kilometres | 3 Hours, 7 Minutes

Tauranga CBD

24 Kilometres | 21 Minutes

Rotorua CBD

24 Kilometres | 21 Minutes

Whakatane CBD

115 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 27 Minutes

Taupo CBD

60 Kilometres | 45 Minutes