The air was filled with a strong smell of sulfur, and white gas emerged from the cracks in the stones everywhere. The entire geothermal hot spring park makes people feel the pulse of the earth we live in, and is also a resource that benefits mankind.
Very recommended. After all, it is the first time in my life to see the mudstones and hot spring pools formed by active volcanoes. It is like a fairyland. A very long knowledge experience.
On the way from Rotorua to Lake Taupo, there are interstitial springs and geothermal pools of various colors. Interstitial springs erupt every morning at 10 am, but they are caused by man-made, unlike the interstitial springs in Yellowstone National Park and Iceland. It erupts completely autonomously, and the champagne pool in the geothermal pool is still very good. In short, this attraction is worth visiting for those who have never seen the gap spring and geothermal pool.
In the free park, you can bring your own bath towels and go to the hot springs. The hot spring water is warm, and the sun does not feel cold even in the autumn of early May. There are many Maori people here.
The South Island of New Zealand, known as the island of fire, is full of geothermal heat and hot springs. Seeing this scene, it seems that the whole country is on a volcanic crater with an underground undercurrent!
My family and I really enjoyed this little location. Its a pity the spas weren't bigger but not much really to complain about when its free
About a 5 minute walk from the carpark is a lovely spot for a swim whether in the warmer stream pools , lower down where it's cooler or in the river. Changing rooms and toilets as well as a small cafe...
This was a wonderful experience. Even the rain did not put us off and we tried all pools and got to know some lovely people. People did distance as much as they could. Cost of $25 was worth the t...
don't forget your towels. Because of covid we couldn't hire any towels and you couldn't use the lockers and you couldn't have a shower. Found that a bit strange.
i have to admit that it it okay for a park and things could have been better sign posted for the walking and cycle tracks