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Geothermal Activity In Rotorua

Geothermal Activity In Rotorua


I spent two days in Rotorua, North Island of New Zealand, and let me tell you, I wanted to stay forever.

Maybe it was the fact that everything smelled like rotten eggs, or the fact that the lake was moody and perfect looking, or the fact that Maori culture was very evident no matter where I went. It could even have been the fact that it was a very walkable city, and my YHA hostel was in the perfect location for wandering around for hours. The shops were close enough to my hostel that I had the restrain myself from buying too many souvenirs. The Rotorua museum was a museum quite unlike I’ve ever seen before, and going on a Maori village evening was spectacular.

But what stuck out the most to me as the most amazing thing in Rotorua was the geothermal activity. Since my stay was so short I just wandered around Kuirau park because it was right beside the hostel.

I grabbed my hostel room mate, and we spent about an hour wandering around the park. I could have spent hours.

The feature photo of this post was a foot bath where anyone could relax their feet in the geothermal waters after a long day. Even though I didn’t have a towel and was wearing skinny jeans, I managed to dip my feet in ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoy these photos!


Photo of myself standing in front of the 12 apostles, showing how windy it is

Brooklyn Murtaugh

travel blogger

Hi! Iโ€™m Brooklyn, a Canadian whose aim is to see as much of the world as I can, on my limited vacation days. I work full time, and want to show you how it is possible to do just that, while still making use of those precious vacation days.

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