The geothermal reserve and the volcanic fountain area are Rotorua’s geographical indications and unique landscapes. Visit the Maori Cultural Geothermal Center to enjoy these landscapes beautifully. The Maori Cultural Geothermal Center is part of the Maori Cultural Village and part of the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Reserve. Walking into the geothermal center, you can see geysers and mud pools everywhere, and the air is filled with a slightly pungent smell of sulfur. The heat is lingering ~ like entering the fairyland, pungent taste ~ like entering the embarrassing state, the coexistence of the fairyland and the embarrassing state is indeed a wonderful enjoyment and unforgettable.
Te Puia Geothermal Park has hot springs, boiling springs, fumaroles, boiling mud ponds, hydrothermal explosion caves, etc. The "Phutu" interstitial fountain is the largest and most active interstitial fountain in the southern hemisphere. It erupts every 1-2 hours. Heat waves with steam up to 30 meters.
Walk around in the Maori Cultural Village and feel the geothermal center here. When I walk into the Maori Cultural Village’s geothermal fountain, it is like 100 rotten eggs turned into a mist and slapped on my face. I feel that I have no sense of smell. It is a magical place
After visiting the exhibition area displaying Maori cultural content, we came to visit the smoking geothermal hillside terraces. Although we had overlooked this geothermal area through the mountain jungle during the previous tour, we came to the geothermal area through a lush mountain road. In front of the region, we were still impressed by New Zealand's rich geothermal resources. There are turbid mud pools with steaming bubbles, there are clear rivers with meandering water, there are exposed rocks with clouds and fog, and there are intermittent hot springs blowing waves directly into the sky. . It is probably rare in the world to gather so many expressions of geothermal resources in such a limited area. We followed the trails surrounded by wooden railings to the observation decks of different heights and viewed this geothermal area from different angles. Although the air is filled with a pungent smell of sulfur, the scenery in front of you is still very fascinating. In a step area specially opened for tourists to rest, when people sit on clean rocks, they find that the rock under the buttocks is very warm geothermal. Many people sit on it reluctantly, and even more simply lie down on the rocks to take photos and enjoy the warmth of nature.
Here you can learn about the life, history and culture of Maori