Photo By Peter Watts
Boiling Mud Flat at Wai-O-Tapu
 

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Boiling Mud Flat at Wai-O-Tapu - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

A panorama showing the boiling mud flats in the Frying Pan Flat part of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Boiling mud can be quite captivating to watch, as the mud burps and pops releasing puffs of steam.

Boiling Mud Flat at Wai-O-Tapu - FURTHER INFORMATION

Boiling Mud Flat at Wai-O-Tapu - Rotorua visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Boiling Mud Flat at Wai-O-Tapu' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Bay of Plenty.

These boiling mud flats are next to Frying Pan Flat near the southern end of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. The are on the Walk 3 Loop through the park next to the Oyster Pool. On the far side of the flats is Sulphur Cave, a small hollow in the rock face coloured yellow from the deposited sulphur. From here Walk 3 ascends some steps and passes by some Sulphur Mounds and back to join the Walk 2 path at Bridal Veil Falls. A side trail just past this point continues a short distance to a lookout over Lake Ngakoro where water enters the lake through a narrow gully and down a small waterfall.

ADDRESS

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
PO BOX 1992,
Rotorua,
New Zealand



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is on Waiotapu Loop Road. This comes of Highway 5 at Waiotapu about 27km south of Rotarura and 55km north of Taupo.



USER COMMENTS
Peter Watts - 27 Jul, 2011 16:49
This boiling mud flat panorama would be even more impressive with some sound effects!

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