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Fun Photo Friday — Circumnavigating New Zealand; Rotorua and Tauranga favorites 2


Te Puia sculpture

Here are some Rotorua-area favorites:

Pathway into Te Puia
Rest Stop
Puarenga Stream
Puarenga STEAM!

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Fun Photo Friday — Circumnavigating New Zealand; Rotorua and Tauranga favorites 1


Guardian

Today I present the first of two Rotorua area Fun Photo Friday favorites:

Redwoods Forest Whakarewarewa
Best Buds
Steamed

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Circumnavigating New Zealand — Whakarewarewa and The Living Māori Village


Whakarewarewa Geothermal Trail

The geothermal trail here at Whakarewarewa is quite impressive. As I told you on Monday, here you’ll see everything from steaming geysers:

Pohutu Geyser

To bubbling pools of hot mud:

Whakarewarewa Geothermal Trail

And lots of color to boot:

Whakarewarewa Geothermal Trail

But farther up the trail is the Living Māori Village:

The Living Māori Village

And inside the village you’ll find lots of Māori culture. Here is a workshop dedicated to Māori craftsmen:

The Living Māori Village

We’re going to experience in next Wednesday’s articles yet another Māori village. As for today, I’ll leave you with these additional images of the impressive Whakarewarewa geothermal trail:

Whakarewarewa Geothermal Trail
Whakarewarewa Geothermal Trail
Whakarewarewa Geothermal Trail

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