Waimangu Volcanic Valley can be explained as "This is how the world began" because it is a miniature natural demonstration of the phenomenon. It is the world's youngest geothermal area, created on 10-June-1886 by Mount Tarawera's volcanic eruption.
There are 3 main craters: Southern Crater, Echo Crater, and Inferno Crater. All the 3 are filled with water naturally. The Frying Pan Lake [Echo crater filled with water] overflows as a stream: Waimangu Stream that flows into Lake Rotomahana. The stream is special because it is the overflow of the world's largest hot spring lake! The walkway beside the stream lets you see the different colours of the different forms of algae and hot water bacteria that live in the steaming hot water. It is a beautiful sight. The surrounding area is very picturesque. I hope, my photos in this post fill your eyes with the hues of the Waimangu Stream and the surrounding area.