Waiotapu – an amazing place
The next stop on my geothermal tour last month was the geothermal area known as Waiotapu, just south of Rotorua (and next door to the wonderful mud pool, the subject of an earlier post).
Here are some more images from Waimangu, this time zeroing in on the finer detail:
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
One of the geothermal areas that we always tried to take visitors to when we lived in this region was Waimangu. It’s such a peaceful, beautiful place with (you’ve guessed it) a violent history. You can read about it on their website, stories about a geyser that reached heights of 600 m, explosions that demolished a new hotel and killed the family of the guide.