Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon is one of the few thermal areas still active on the Wairākei geothermal field. It looked bleak for many years, hence its name, but more recently the growth of vegetation has softened it.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Geothermal tourism and spas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 February 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015