Day 26, February 22, Tauranga, NZ, Part 2

Walking distance from the Maori Village is the Pohutu Geyser and thermal springs. Unlike Yellowstone the geyser doesn’t erupt on schedule but as we approached it began to spout. It’s quite impressive. The boiling mud and sulphur laden water were fascinating to watch (see video below).

Sherry isn’t really blowing her top but it’s obvious she was enjoying herself. In the photo on the right you can see the steam rising from vents around the area.


The sulphur laden water flows from the geyser runoff  into a pool. Along the way it makes these incredible formations.

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Up next our trip to Hobbiton!

© Surveyor of the Passing Scene