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Mangakino’s surface geothermal features now lie on the bed of Lake Maraetai

Mangakino is a large geothermal system with no remaining surface features above water level, on the western edge of the Taupo volcanic zone.

Natural features

Mangakino has no natural surface features remaining. After the creation of Lake Maraetai, the hot springs are now underwater (including one that produced sinter).


Mangakino is classified as a Development Geothermal System by Waikato Regional Council. The Mangakino system has the potential to be developed for power generation, but is currently undeveloped.