4.19.2015

New Zealand Part 2: Rotorua


Rotorua was a very interesting part of the North Island. It is a very geothermally active area, which made it much different than anything we had ever seen. First off, it made the entire town smell like sulfur, which isn't a particularly lovely scent. It also caused there to be lakes of all different colors, open and steaming craters wherever we went, and even a river flowing with hot-tub temperature water. Overall it was a beautiful area, here are some of the highlights. 

This is the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. It was a beautiful sight, and so much of it is so different from each other.
We took a few pictures of this photographer on his adventure at the Wonderland.
Everything was so bizarre. We saw an array of different colors, and of course lovely smells on our adventure. 
They even had mud pools mixed in! It is always bubbling, and can get really hot.
Kerosene Creek was pretty cool.  This was an area with a small waterfall, but we had never seen a running river with such hot water.  If you dipped your foot in a wrong place, it would be way too hot!
We went and visited Huka Falls, which is the most visited waterfall in New Zealand. It was really big, and has a lot of power & speed.  I loved the colors of the water as well.
They call it Huka Blue.  & for good reason, it was so pretty!
Tay and I just loved this girls expression getting a pic next to the waterfall.  Classic.
Isn't this just insane?! This was my favorite part of the geothermal activity.  I found it to seem like we were in a different world. This one is called Craters of the Moon.

2 comments:

  1. Stunning pictures! It looks like such a fun trip! I'm so in love with your blog!

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  2. Stunning pictures! It looks like such a fun trip! I'm so in love with your blog!

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