Hike the Rainbow Mountain Track to Crater Lake

2208 Thermal Explorer Highway - Search Nearby - Added by Tiffany Young

Quick. Easy. Awesome pit stop. What more can you ask for?

If you are on a time crunch and can't do the whole Rainbow Mountain Summit Track, then take 30 minutes (including return) to check out these incredibly beautiful geothermal craters!

The carpark will be located literally right off of State Highway 5. Look to the left if you're going south, look right if you're going north! From the carpark, take 10 minutes to walk up the track through beautiful bush then take a left and walk 30 meters to the Crater Lake viewing platform.

On a sunny day the colors of the lake really glows! The beautiful cliffs that surrounds the reserve are brown, orange, and red from the geothermal vegetation. 

Distance

0.6 Miles RT

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Fitness, Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic

Community Photos

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Summit Rainbow Mountain

Adventure

Swim in Kerosene Creek

Adventure

Hike around Lake Tikitapu

Adventure

Walk to Sulphur Point

More Nearby Adventures