Circumnavigating New Zealand — Rotorua Hot Springs at Whakarewarewa

Rotorua geothermal hot springs

We departed Napier and headed north some 278 nautical miles/320 statute miles/515 kilometers for Majestic Princess’ next New Zealand port of call, Tauranga. Here we had a long day ahead of us, for once again Ursula had us booked on a tour. One stop this day was at the Rotorua geothermal area, which is within the Whakarewarewa Living Māori Village.

Rotorua geothermal hot springs

Here, along the Whaka Geothermal Trails, you’ll find everything from bubbling mud pools to spouting geysers:

Pohutu Geyser

The springs here are alkaline chloride, which results in the stark whites deposited around them.

Rotorua geothermal hot springs

On Wednesday we’ll take in more geothermal sights, as well as views around The Living Māori Village area. Until then, please enjoy today’s gallery and slide show:



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2 responses to “Circumnavigating New Zealand — Rotorua Hot Springs at Whakarewarewa

  1. Nice photos, what an interesting trip!