New Zealand: Rotorua

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Boiling Mud, Natch
Part 1 of the most epic day ever was in Hobbiton. Part 2 was in...Rotorua! A large swathe of land an hour from Hobbiton with lots of active geysers, boiling sulfurous mud pits, and other exciting gaseous hobgoblinery!! BOILING MUD, guys!

Sulfurous mud pits usually yields a pretty alien landscape, which is one hundred percent the case with Rotorua. I've just never seen so many geysers, boiling mud, and steam escapes in one place. The park is massive, and the landscape dotted with boiling steam escaping from hot water collected beneath the ground. It was really cool.

Awhile back the Maori would steam their food at Rotorua, which is a resourceful approach. Many of the geysers have become inactive due to earlier tapping into the ground for the water supply, but by closing many of those up, some of the geysers have gradually become active again.

Te Puia Geyser
Te Puia Geyser
Alien Scenery Geyser HDR
Steamy Landscape
Sulfur Close Up
Rotorua Hot Springs
Te Puia Geyser Boiling Mud, Natch
Steamy Landscape
Rotorua Hot Springs
Hot Springs. Super Hot. Too hot.
Steamy Landscape

1 comments:

trishie said...

Looks and sounds amazing! I would so love to visit one day. Did it smell like sulphur though, you know that stinky egg smell?

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