Champagne Pool, Waiotapu (new Zealand)

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OT
Country
NZ
Town
Rotorua
Description

New Zealand is chock full of active geothermal areas, thanks to its location on the Pacific "Rim of Fire." Nowhere is more strangely beautiful, however, than the Waiotapu geothermal area outside the town of Rotorua. It is filled with an assortment of geothermal springs and pools, each starkly different from the other. The most striking feature in Waiotapu is the prismatic Champagne Pool--aside from its wild color, it constantly effervesces with gases that seep from deep below.

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Date Added
March 27, 2014
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March 27, 2014