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.
Here, along the Whaka Geothermal Trails, you’ll find everything from bubbling mud pools to spouting geysers:
The springs here are alkaline chloride, which results in the stark whites deposited around them.
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: