Story: Landscapes – overview

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro

The Emerald Lakes fill explosion craters near the summit of Mt Tongariro. Their brilliant colours are partly caused by dissolved minerals, washed down from the thermal area of nearby Red Crater.

Using this item

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10052497
Photograph by Helen Mitchell

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Landscapes – overview - The volcanic region', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12989/emerald-lakes-tongariro (accessed 19 June 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015