Duxton Hotel Okawa Bay
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... here because of the local geothermal activity - there are lots of geysers, producing occasional, strong whiff of eggs, from the sulphur. It's not too unpleasant, but a number of the local hotels advertise "no sulphur smells!", so it's obviously too much for some of the tourists! The other slightly odd thing is to look at the hills and fields surrounding the lake and see large, constant puffs of smoke and steam being emitted from ...
... and erupt, tossing their clothes some distance.
It was quite a sight to see!
We then toured around the rest of the sites on the Track, including the Champagne Pools and the Devil's Bathtub. It's all rather surreal, and some of the colours are quite magnificent. We're glad we risked getting soaked to explore it all!
Afterwards, we decided to go to the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. These are a bit less ...
After the hot river experience and mud pool we drove to the Redwoods Forest and did an hour and a half trek through this beautiful area. It was so nice in this forest with tall trees all around us. This park also offered bikes and horses. It was nice the odd time on our hike to pass by some horseback riders. Of course it rained. We've learned pretty quickly that the weather in this country is very unpredictable and unstable. In one day ...