Rotorua, Rainbow Mountain, and Craters of the Moon

Lake Rotorua and nearby steaming vents (from constant geothermal activity).

Pohutu Geyser, as seen from the Ridgeline Track in Whakarewarewa Forest Park.

Autumn colors and random steaming vents around Rotorua

We made the mistake of trying to summit Rainbow Mountain. We nearly made it, but the constant rain turned the trail into a muddy slog and I eventually got tired of slipping and falling.

Super neat steaming hillsides of Rainbow Mountain

Rainbow Mountain's crater lake

Craters of the Moon, a roadside attraction (between Rotorua and Taupo) featuring impressive geothermal activity.

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