New Zealand - Day 10

Our second day in Rotorua. After breakfast we headed out to Wai-O-Tapu thermal reserve to see more geysers and amazing thermal pools and sinter terraces with yellows, oranges and greens caused by the minerals in the water.

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From there we went to Waikite Valley thermal pools for a swim in naturally heated, artificially cooled water, a lovely 36 degrees celsius. The water comes from a river of nearly boiling water, which passes over various cooling contraptions to get to the pool at a reasonable temperature for swimming.

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After an hour of swimming we drove out to the blue, green and tanawera lakes to see more amazing scenery before heading back into town for some shopping and eating.

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Before bed we decided to try out our geo-thermally heated spa bath, as well as the self-timer on the camera...

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