On its skyline you see Tarawera mountain which is a sleeping vulcano. The latest eruption in 1886 ripped the mountain in two, increased the size of lake Rotomahana 20 times and created seven craters in what is Waimungu Valley. It is the youngest geothermal area in the world.
We walked through this amazing area when it was extremely hot. My broo had a hard time but I was too distracted by the beauty of this land.
Frying pan lake. This lake is one of worlds largest hot pools and measure 38000 square metres. The temperature is between
45 and 55°C. The lake is acidic. The bubbles you see are created by carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide.
Steaming Cathedral Rocks
Close up of a bubbling hotspring
Inferno crater lake Very acidic (2.1 PH) This is the largest geyser like feature in the world The geyser cannot be seen. It is at the bottom of the lake. I found this one absolutely magic!
These terraces are composed of a similar material as the pink and white terraces that were situated at Lake Rotomahahana but destroyed by the 1886 Tarawera eruption. They looked like the Pamukale terraces in Turkey
Warbrick Terrace a multicoloured fast growing sillica platform forming over an old stream terrace in a similar way as the marble terrace.
Information comes from the wanderers guide. The walk cost a bit but its worth every dollar. Just loved it. for a bit more you can also get a boat trip but we were a bit late in the day. Oh I love NZ