A geothermal wonderland

Next stop Rotorua! I’ve never seen anything like this before – bright green pools, multi-coloured landscapes and even geothermal activity coming out of the pavements and roads whilst walking down the street! As beautiful as it is, a word a warning – it’s quite expensive. To go around seeing all of the done things – geysers, hot pools etc the cost does mount up. Apparently not so long ago it was all free, now it’s around $30-40 per place to get in. Not the cheapest especially if you have a family to pay for as well. We decided to chose just one place in the end, rather than spend close to $200 seeing everything. We chose as Wai-o-tapu as it had a mix of everything including a geyser. Probably not as good as the Te Puia geyser but that would have cost an extra $40. I would also recommend Waikite thermal springs – cheaper than most others and on the way back from Wai-o-tapu. Tranquil, a good mix of different pools and lovely staff. There’s also a walk you can do to see the source of the heated water, which was good (as well as the ice cream on offer from the shop 😀 )

Lady Knox geyser

Lady Knox geyser

The Artists Palette in panoramic

The Artists Palette in panoramic

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The Artists Palette, Wai-o-tapu.

Wai-o-tapu

Wai-o-tapu

Wai-o-tapu

Wai-o-tapu

“Devil’s Bath”

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“Champagne Pool”

So much steam!

So much steam!

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Wai-o-tapu

Wai-o-tapu

“Oyster Pools”

Waikite Hot Pools

Waikite Hot Pools

Waikite Hot Pools

Waikite Hot Pools

Walking in the forest

Walking in the forest

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