But first, somehow, I forgot the 'roadside attraction'. The Canucks gleefully told me to get my camera out in time for....
the Giant Gumboot. New Zealanders take gumboots very seriously.
That's not fog. It's steam. This lake is gently sublimating due to geothermal heat.
This is what the call the Champagne pool. The ledge is precipitated metals including arsenic and gold. The water itself is full of carbon dioxide bubbles, hence the name.
This next feature they call the Bridal Veil. It's whitish and cascading - you might even say lacy.
This is a geyser, but my visit is ill-timed, so it looks dull.