The Southern Crater in Waimangu's volcanic valley. New Zealand will teach you that lakes can be of any colour!
The hikes in Rotorua's Redwoods start with a nice stroll among huge sequoia trees, which diameter can easily reach 1 meter or more.
This beautiful tree in Waikato splits and mixes with the the other plants and moss around.
The Orakei Korako park is one of the only geothermal parks I went to where you can get really close to the streams of hot water flowing on the terrace.
Another picture of the boiling stream in the Waikite Valley still showing off the steamy jungle, with a better view on the beautiful moss on the rocks.
Another attraction of the Waimangu area: the Inferno Crater Lake. Honestly, I think the name is a little too dramatic and may have been picked to attract tourists because I think the beautiful colour of this lake is quite the opposite of a vision of hell!
I love the colour of this Frying Pan Lake in the Waimangu volcanic valley but don't even think about going for a swim: the water temperature can reach 60˚...
Probably not the most colourful photos I took during my New Zealand trip but I still find those mud-filled craters quite interesting for their shape and colour, especially considering the very relevant name that was given to them: Devil's Ink Pots.
Although not as impressive as the geysers in Iceland, this one in Waiotapu is worth a visit. The Lady Knox geyser is triggered manually every day at 10:15am in Waiotapu.
On the way to Turangi from Rotorua, do not miss the Huka falls, some impressive waterfalls with a beautiful blue colour flowing at 220,000 litres per second.
Around the Waikite Valley, the water is so hot that the steam gives a misty look to this forest. You can even see the water droplets on the branches of the tree on the right hand side, if you click on the picture to enlarge it in the gallery.
Between Heaven and Darkness. Another shot of the viaduct harbour in Auckland, after the clouds almost took over the whole sky after the sunrise.