Hike the Rainbow Mountain Track to Crater Lake

Rate this Adventure 2208 Thermal Explorer Highway

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. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Camera
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RT Distance 0.6 Miles
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Easy Parking
Family Friendly


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