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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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Fun Photo Friday — Circumnavigating New Zealand; Napier Favorites 3


Lofty Lion

A Fun Photo Friday last look of beautiful Napier before we head out next week to our next circumnavigation destination — Rotorua geothermal parks, Maori Culture Centre, and various places near our destination port of Tauranga, New Zealand.

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Circumnavigating New Zealand — Napier; Enjoying Random Sights


Hawke’s Bay Club (fourth oldest club in New Zealand)

I’ve already described for you in this series the various areas Ursula and I walked in Napier. So, today, we’re just going to look at random photos from this trip:

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