We started at Ohinemutu at the Maori village there...I don't knkw hoe people live here as there is steam coming up everywhere, there would be no problem heating your house in winter!!
Here we are outside the meeting house
Imagine this in your yard, you could boil an egg in 2 mins or cook corn on the cob.
Looking over the lake to Mokoia Island
Frkm there we went out towards Wai-O-Tapu and stopped to see the boiling mud on the way
I didn't think the smell was strong or bad but a young American girl was retching as she was going down the path, she was not a happy camper!!
Mud in action.
From there we went to see Lady Knox geyser along with hundreds of other tourists, something is put down the geyser to encourage it to erupt on time, 10.30 thanks, it does it other times by itself but is not conducive to tourism!!
When we arrived
Cameras at the ready
Here we go! It shot water up to about 5 meters but was hard to photo with the tablet.
From there we went into Wai-O-Tapu and did a 1.5km walk around to look at the craters and boiling things
One of the ink pot craters
The Champange pool , the overflow brings lots of minerals with it causing all the different colours.
Another crater, could be Inferno Crater.
Lots of sulphur around this one.
We came back to the motel for lunch, then headed out to have a look at the Lake
One tiny corner of Lake Rotorua. As we were driving around we heard bagpipes so found a park and had a watch and listen
We missed the competition that was on but got to see the massed bands which was awesome.
My favourite building in Rotorua which now houses the museum, originally it was the bath house building where people used to come and "take" the waters here...great mineral water to cure all ills!!!
Are you still awake???
I will finish up for now.