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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 🙂

I hope you enjoy these photos!


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Brooklyn Murtaugh

travel blogger

Hi! I’m Brooklyn. Like many, I thought my purpose in life was to go to university, settle down and have kids. But that is not me. 

My aim is to inspire you to travel as much as you can while you can, whether that be through au pair work, or on your limited vacation days. It CAN be done. This world is incredible, let’s explore it!

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