“I’m so fascinated by this landscape of the Waimangu Volcanic Valley in New Zealand, It’s so different from Holland and something I’ve never seen before. The Earth is moving, shaking and past volcano eruptions have created crater lakes in the most amazing colours.”
Waimangu Volcanic Valley, situated in the Rotorua region of New Zealand, is the world’s youngest geothermal system. Waimangu is a geothermal system and a direct result of a volcanic eruption – the Tarawera Eruption of 10 June 1886.
The Valley is home to the only several rare and unusual geothermally adopted plants, geysers and hot springs, a Scenic Reserve, owned by the people of New Zealand and administered on their behalf by the Department of Conservation.
The park is opened daily throughout the year and to see the whole site is around a 2,5 hours walk. Highlight for me was the blue Inferno Crater: make sure you don’t miss out on this one!