The Waimangu thermal area was created during the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886. Waimangu means Black Water. I visited this area as a part of my day trip by HeadFirst Travel from Rotorua. It was the afternoon part of the trip. The weather was gorgeous. I took the easy downhill stroll through the valley passing spectacular thermal and volcanic features, including Inferno Crater Lake, where overflowing water can reach 80°C, and Frying Pan Lake, the largest hot spring in the world. The walk continued down to Lake Rotomahana (meaning ‘Warm Lake’). The black swans were beautiful. We were picked up at the lake to getting back to Rotorua.
- Published by Anita on December 8, 2015
- Traveled December 2014
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