We visited one of the geothermal areas the morning we left Mangakino. We'd seen some geothermal activity in parks and along streams but none of the larger areas (they all have a price tag). We're so glad we went!
|Our first view from across the lake - we had a 1 minute ferry ride across :)|
|So many colours!|
|This is a close up of a tiny rivulet of water - the pink was cool!|
|Lots of steam|
|Just a short walk and it felt like we were in a completely different country. Cool and damp with a super deep cave.|
|A view from above. It's called "Artist's palette".|
Well worth the visit! We missed the bubbling mud pools due to some major resistance to going anywhere near the "disgusting smell". Some things are just not worth fighting over ;)