176 - 15th July 2006 - Rotorua, Wai O Tapu, Skyrides


Lady Knox Geyser, we get there just after he has finished telling everyone about it, but she's not erupted, so we're ok


here she goes!


big eruption!


close up


in fine flow


Chris looking a bit nervous


campervan with a cool paint job from escape.co.nz


The Weather Pool, Wai-O-Tapu


Devil's Home. A collapsed crater where underground acid has caused the ground to colapse


colourful rock


Rainbow Crater


close up of the oily slick on top of the boiling water at the base


Devil's Ink Pots


Artist's Palette with Champagne Pool in the background


Opal Pool


The Primrose Terrace. Sinter terraces


Artist's Palette from the Boardwalk


Chris doesn't appear to have noticed his smoking backpack, I think the sulphur smell may be effecting him


Jean Batten Geyser on the terrace


Bridal Veil Falls


Frying Pan Flat


Oyster Pool


Suplhur Cave


Lake Ngakoro from the pathway


Lake Ngakoro


View from the pathway of the various features


Sulphur Mounds


Close up of the terraces


THe edge of the Champagne Pool


Devil's Bath


Inside the campervan, from the front, drivers seat, shower / toilet cubicle, sink, microwave, storage, table, seating


on the otherside, passenger seat, storage, grill and 2 hobs, fridge, storage, seating


The Mud Pools


exploding


very cool


to see


and hear


some exploded loads


others just bubbled


and then exploded


there were loads of them


Pip by the pools (it had just been raining a little)


they were loads of fun


going off everywhere


you didn't know where to look


this was an especially good one, as it was just hidden by the water


there were also some more sedate bubbling ones


who made funny shapes


whilst they erupted


and then relaxed


Chris by the mud pools


The Gondola at Skyline Skyrides


waiting in line for a luge


the luge's await


viewpoint halfway down the scenic family track


Chris in his luge


having great fun


off he goes around the corner


speedy


back up to the top on the chairlift, with the luge underneath


you get a great view of the tracks from the lift


Pip in the Gondola with Rotorua in the background


Rotorua


Lake Rotorua


The luge tracks and chair lift