Contrasting colours from hot to cool – Wednesday 1st February 2012


After the heat, the sulphur, the dryness of the volcano this morning we were full of adrenalin and needed a walk.
A simple hour and half takes you round the Blue Lake and what a contrast to this morning (see last post) from acrid yellow sulphur to clear blue water surrounded by lush green. Actually there was a little too much water due to recent rain and the path was flooded so we had to walk a quarter of the route on the road which skirted the perimeter of the lake.

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There is also Green Lake and Lake Tarawera, which is huge, along this particular road. There must be 10 large lakes besides Lake Rotorua altogether. Lake Tarawera has a good cafe overlooking the landing stage, where we enjoyed the view.

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This peaceful scene seemed a perfect end to our day.

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