Soda Springs

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Soda Springs is an unusual spring waterfall where water comes out of the base of the volcanic mountains and is surrounded by vegetation. You can see it while tramping the Tongariro Crossing just before the arduous climb up to the Mangatepopo Saddle.

A short but very muddy path takes you closer to the percolating falls.

While the waters may look inviting to drink, I don't think it's a good idea to do so. The mountains here are very rich in minerals and you could get poisoned.


For more information on this waterfall such as...
  • maps
  • directions
  • detailed descriptions
refer to A Guide to New Zealand Waterfalls
(Story Nature Press)
A Guide to New Zealand Waterfalls


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View of Soda Springs from the Tongariro CrossingView of the falls from the Tongariro Crossing

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