A Steamy Stream

Kinda Spooky

Not living in and around a Geothermal Area, we are used to having streams be significantly colder than this one in New Zealand. What is striking about this shot was the rising sun breaking through the foliage and generating these beautiful streaks in the sulphury steam.

If you are ever in Rotorua, and want to enjoy outdoor activity combined with unique ecology, botany and stunning geothermal features, then Waimangu Volcanic Valley and its Lake Rotomahana is the ‘must do’ experience that you can’t go past. In geological terms, Waimangu was created this morning! You must experience Frying Pan Lake, the world’s largest hot water spring; Inferno Crater with its mysterious geyser action; and Cathedral Rocks which vent billowing clouds of steam and more. We found that it is best to go in the NZ Winter, but may have to return in the NZ Summer just for another taste!



3 responses

  1. Beauty image! Steamy!

    June 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm

  2. Thats a cool shot guys. Love the steam on the right.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:37 am

  3. Jose Vazquez

    That looks awesome! NZ is moving up in my list of places to see.

    June 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm

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