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... warning us that the steam from the pits is really hot and can cause burns. We continued exploring the various pits in the area. Despite their close proximity to each other, they were dramatically varied. Some pools were really clear, allowing us to peep into the submerged caverns below, whilst others were full of thick grey or orange mud. They all stank though! These phenomenons are caused by the thin layer of the Earth's crust here. This allows heat and minerals ...
The drive was pleasant, if too long for the children, whose patience and rational behavior ran out about halfway. Blustery showers continued as we wound up and down through heavily forested hills, bright green farmland, fields of dry corn, and past tall clipped hedges protecting kiwifruit orchards to Rotorua. Wai-O-Tapu is in a beautiful little valley about 30kms further on the road to Taupo. Very popular with tourists, it doesn't however suit the ...
... erupts when an underground pool of water is heated to boiling point and flashes into steam violently expelling the water.
Some of the lakes where multicoloured because of the minerals that is is mixed with and it's fascinating to see what is going on underground, with the plates moving all the times can produce boiling mud pools or boiling water. ...
We travelled to Rotorua to visit a genuine Maori village called Te Puia but we couldn't see it ...it was private...but we did see plenty of other things in the land around the village.
We were given a guided tour by a Maori lady who told us lots of Maori tales including one about how the world began. To cut a long story short.....Mother Earth and Father Sky were torn apart by their children ...
... is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Version 45 of our plans had been to visit Waiheke Island for some wine tasting, but with all this going on, it felt best to hang around and take in the atmosphere. The harbour was buzzing as they had also got a buskers festival going on and there was loads of quality street entertainment. Just like Brighton in May, but with hot weather.
We headed back to our hotel and watched the celebration fireworks over the harbour and ...