Wednesday, 30 January 2013

New Zealand Adventure - Hot Springs & Geysers

We continued with the thermal theme today and visited two more thermal parks - Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

Firstly we arrived in time for the Lady Knox geyser to erupt at Wai-O-Tapu.

We then walked all around the thermal area where there were some amazing coloured springs, mud pools, steam vents and craters.

Walking through stinking steam

After lunch and a short drive we came to Waimangu Volcanc Valley. This had a totally different feel to it compared with Wai-O-Tapu. Much less touristy. We took a 4km hike downhill past the worlds biggest thermal spring, a hot water river and lots of beautiful coloured algae.

Kids very impressed with this huge fern

Frying Pan Lake

Hot water river with algae

Inferno Crater

Tomorrow we will visit one more thermal area before the drive back to Auckland.

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