Home - 2019 - New Zealand - Day 04 - Rotorua

Photographer: Josh Eckels

Cloudy and rainy day, so redirecting toward Rotarua

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland overlook

Trickle of minerally water

Hot river

The very green Lake Ngakoro

Lake Ngakoro

Sulfur and iron oxide hills

Bubbling mud pits

In the trees by the lake

Crusty and oozing

Another small pit

Just below boiling water

Champaign Pool overlook

Decked out in green

Champaign Pool

More salty flats

Orange and red

Sulfur wafts

In the shallows

A bit of clear sky

Small sulfur vents

Yellow splotches

Tiny terraces

Delicate slimes and crusts

Geothermal power in the background

Champaign Pool steaming

Traversing the pool

Orange crust in the shallow water

Stinky breezes

White, orange, and green (flipped Irish flag)

Last glimpse of the Champaign Pool

Extra green pool

Looks like radioactive sludge

Thinking about taking a dip

Boiling mud

Careful steps

Sulfur crystals

Slightly lighter sulfur formations

Unearthed items from the Buried Village

Into the formerly buried area

Some ash flows moved, others still in place

Maori home


Quick stop at the falls

Wairere Falls

Wairere Falls

Lower part of Wairere Falls

Into the Polynesian Spa

Worm acquired

Private pool area

Checking out the shore of Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo shoreline

Pumice everywhere

Late afternoon light

Pretty weeds

Black swans approaching

The shy swan

The not-so-shy swan


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