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Thar She Blows

overcast 21 °C

So today we headed off to Waiotapu Thermal Pools which is just south of Rotorua. There, the area is themo active meaning that there are lots of openings where steam, boiling water, mud and various minerals are spouted from the world beneath our feet. Also located here is the Lady Knox Geyser which goes off at exactly 10:15am each day. Unlike Old Faithfull in Yellowstone, this one requires a little prompting by dropping a bit of organic soap down its throat. Can’t say I understand fully why this works, but it does.
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Zorbing is one of those weird activities where you strap yourself inside a huge inflated beach ball and get rolled down a hill. And you pay $50nz for the privilege. We gave it a pass.
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Later, we walked around the shore of Lake Rotorua marveling at the thermo pools that provides this town with its unique aroma (rotten egg smell).
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Tomorrow, we leave for parts further north. Not sure where we'll be yet.

Posted by Ali-Mike 01:35 Archived in New Zealand

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