Waimangu Volcanic Valley Walk Rotorua New Zealand Main Valley Walkway to Lake Rotomahana Mount Haszard Hiking Trail Frying Pan Lake World's Largest Hot Springs Inferno Crater Lake Waimangu Hydrothermal System
Waimangu Volcanic Valley is an incredible hydrothermal area near Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. Walk down the valley to get close to Frying Pan Lake, a mesmerizing blue pool that is the largest hot spring in the world. Cross a landscape shaped by a volcanic eruption in 1886, passing hydrothermal features and the site of what had been world's tallest... Read more.
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Distance: 4.75 kilometers / 2.95 miles – Elevation change: 115 meters / 380 feet
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Lake Rotomahana Boat Cruise Waimangu Volcanic Valley Rotorua New Zealand
Some amazing parts of Waimangu Volcanic Valley are best visited on foot, but others can only be seen by boat. On the Lake Rotomahana Boat Cruise, you'll be swept around a large lake near Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand. The lake was created after a volcanic eruption in 1886 and the area is still geothermally active. The boat gets close to steaming... Read more.
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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Rotorua Thermal Reserve Boardwalk Waiotapu Walking Track New Zealand
What is a thermal wonderland? It's exactly that – an exceptional landscape of geothermal features like large colorful hot springs, steaming fumaroles, spouting geysers, bubbling mud pots, sinter terraces, and even waterfalls. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is incredible, and outside of Yellowstone National Park, there's almost nowhere else like it on Earth. Wai-O-Tapu... Read more.
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Distance: 3.05 kilometers / 1.9 miles – Elevation change: 20 meters / 65 feet
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Kerosene Creek Hot Pool Rotorua Waiotapu Free Hot Pool Kerosene Creek Walk New Zealand
Impressive hydrothermal features surround Rotorua on the North Island of New Zealand. Kerosene Creek is one of the easiest to visit, and it's also free. After a brief walk, hop in a steaming stream and soak in a pool below a short waterfall. They don't call it Kerosene Creek for nothing, but you can forgive the harsh small as you relax in this refreshing hot... Read more.
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Distance: 0.34 kilometers / 0.2 miles – Elevation change: 14 meters / 45 feet
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Porcelain Basin Trail Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park
Norris Geyser Basin is one of Yellowstone's prime hydrothermal areas, found on the west side of the park, several miles north of Old Faithful. Norris Geyser Basin is split into two areas, Porcelain Basin and the Back Basin. Each area has its own set of trails. The Porcelain Basin side of Norris Geyser Basin can be explored on two easy boardwalk loops. The main loop is... Read more.
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Distance: 1 mile – Elevation change: 100 feet
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Back Basin Trail Steamboat Geyser Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park
Norris Geyser Basin is home to Steamboat Geyser, the tallest geyser in the world, found on Back Basin Trail. You'll have to get quite lucky to see Steamboat at full strength, as the geyser can go 50 years between major eruptions. Back Basin Trail is a 1.5-mile loop passing numerous hot springs and geysers. You can cut that distance in half by exploiting a shortcut just... Read more.
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Distance: 1.5 miles – Elevation change: 100 feet
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Old Faithful Geyser Yellowstone National Park
Sixty-percent of the world's geysers are found in Yellowstone National Park and the most famous of all is Old Faithful Geyser. Like Biscuit Basin, Old Faithful is found in Yellowstone's Upper Geyser Basin, an incredible one square mile area that contains over 150 geysers. Old Faithful Geyser has soaring bursts and is one of Yellowstone's most predictable geysers, erupting... Read more.
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Distance: 0.5 miles – Elevation change: 25 feet
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Fountain Paint Pot area Lower Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Silex Spring, Red Spouter, Fumeroles, Fountain Geyser, Clepsydra Geyser, Celestine Spring
There are several hydrothermal areas in Yellowstone National Park, so why visit the Fountain Paint Pot Area? For starters, this part of Lower Geyser Basin has all four of the hydrothermal features found in the park (mudpots, geysers, hot springs, and fumaroles) and you can see them all from a compact half-mile long boardwalk loop. While none of the many Fountain Paint... Read more.
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Distance: 0.5 miles – Elevation change: 50 feet
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Midway Geyser Basin Yellowstone National Park boardwalk: Grand Prismatic Spring, Excelsior Geyser, Turquoise Pool, Opal Pool
If you subscribe to the mantra "go big or go home," do not leave Yellowstone without visiting Midway Geyser Basin. The main attraction on this 0.8-mile boardwalk is Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. The easy loop also passes Excelsior Geyser, a steaming pool of vibrant blue water that isn't far behind in the contest over surface... Read more.
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Distance: 0.8 miles – Elevation change: 75 feet
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Biscuit Basin Loop Walkway Yellowstone National Park Upper Geyser Basin
Biscuit Basin Loop offers a 2/3 of a mile lollipop-loop hike in Yellowstone National Park's Upper Geyser Basin. Even through the boardwalk is short, there are plenty of hydrothermal features to see. Highlights include colorful hot springs and spurting geysers like Black Opal Pool, Sapphire Pool, Jewel Geyser, Shell Spring, Avoca Spring, Mustard Spring, and Black Pearl... Read more.
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Distance: 0.65 miles – Elevation change: 50 feet
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