Frying Pan Lake is a lake situated in “Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley“, North Island of New Zealand (in 1963 the name was officially changed into “Waimangu Cauldronthough”but never really caught on) Frying Pan Lake is considered to be the world’s largest hot spring. unfortunately the water are too hot to actually jump in ( the temperature is about 50-60°C ), The entire hydro-thermal system was created due to the 1886 volcanic eruption of Mount Tarawera. Frying Pan Lake is a great two hour hike with amazing views of the thermal pools and warm stream. There is a free bus that can drive you to the beginning of the hike. many visitors say that Frying Pan Lake is one of the most amazing places in New Zealand.
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