Freda with a half-height Pohutu Geyser.
We couldn't really pass through Rotorua without splashing out on some geothermal sight-seeing, so we spent half a day at Te Puia park. We saw the world-famous Puhuto Geyser [see photo], bubbling mud and steaming craters, kiwis, maori wood-carving and NZ flax weaving. It was raining on and off but the natural 'underfloor heating' kept us warm. What's more, we all seem to have adapted to the sulphur smell. It reminded me of the brewery areas of Edinburgh where the air can be a bit off-putting until one gets used to it. So the good news is, we're back on egg sandwiches.

26/9/2010 04:50:59 pm

It was the place I visited in May 2004! Amazing!


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