North Island, New Zealand
The view at New Zealand’s Champagne Pool, a hot spring on the North Island, is almost otherworldly.1 Steam rises from the 160 °F water, and the water appears to be colored orange in many places due to mineral deposits.2 The pool contains traces of gold and silver, but also arsenic and mercury.3
Champagne Pool’s name stems from its bubbly water, a sure sign of the high levels of carbon dioxide present.
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- Champagne Pool - Most Fascinating Attraction of New Zealand. Travlang Travel Guide. Accessed 8 Jan. 2013.
- The Champagne Pool - New Zealand’s Stunning Geothermal Wai-O-Tapu Wonderland. Love These Pics. 12 Feb. 2011. Accessed 8 Jan. 2013.
- Stewart, Carol. Champagne Pool. Te Ara—The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. 2 Mar. 2009. Accessed 8 Jan. 2013.