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Waikokomuka Stream

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  • Day22

    Kerosene Creek

    November 1, 2016 in New Zealand

    Wir haben unglaubliches Glück mit unserem Gatgeber in Rotorua! Gestern ist er mit uns ganz spontan zu dieser heißen Quelle gefahren, in der man sogar baden kann! Da es draußen ein bisschen kühl war, kam das heiße Wasser wie gerufen! Es gibt dort auch einen kleinen Wasserfall und wenn man sich davor stellt, steht man in einem absolut natürlichen Whirlpool! Das beste daran - es kostet nichts und wir hatten diese Badestelle ganz für uns allein :)Read more

  • Day12

    Local Treasures

    March 14, 2017 in New Zealand

    Our host gave us some great tips on where to go find free hot springs. First up we visited Hot n' Cold River. This spot gets its name because it's where a cold river and a hot river meet. The cool thing about this spot was the temperature of the water varied greatly depending on where you stood. The second local gem, Kerosene Creek which had a hot spring complete with a waterfall.

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  • Day109

    Rainbow Mountain

    April 9, 2017 in New Zealand

    Our friends, Jenny and Marty, head home to Colorado tomorrow so we thought we would get one final ride in with them up Rainbow Mountain.

    Rainbow Mountain is home to some more magical geothermal beauties, which we stopped to admire on the climb to the top. The wet clay surface made climbing to the top a little tricky but thankfully not too long.

    After admiring the views from the top we set off down the descent, unfortunately our party of five quickly became a party of four when Paul, our riding mate from northern England, decided to have a fight with a rock a few corners into the trail (the rock won!). Being good friends we strapped up Paul's fingers and waved goodbye as we sent him off down the road. Time to party train down some slick rooty corners before hitting the fast and flowing loam section down to Kerosene Creek at the bottom of the mountain.

    We decided not to take a dip in the hot springs at the bottom as Paul's hand was looking in need of some medical attention.

    Minus a fractured fourth metacarpal and some obligatory faff, today was another fun day on the bikes.

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  • Day113

    Kerosine Creek

    January 16, 2017 in New Zealand

    Nach unserem Besuch im Wai-O-Tapo Wonderland haben wir eine heiße Quelle zum baden aufgesucht. 😊🏊🏻‍♀️
    Da Rotorua ein Thermalgebiet mit vielen Vulkanen ist, gibt es hier eine Menge heißer Quellen. Wir haben uns dazu entschieden den Kerosine Creek aufzusuchen, da dieser angeblich noch nicht so bekannt ist und darum nicht ganz so voll sein sollte als andere heiße Quellen. Als wir ankamen, hockten allerdings schon sehr viele Asiaten in der heißen Quelle 😄
    Außerdem gab es dort einen kleinen Wasserfall 🌊
    Ehrlich gesagt muss ich zugeben, dass ich es mir absolut nicht vorstellen konnte, dass das Wasser heiß ist. Selbst auf dem Weg entlang des qualmenden Baches zu der Stelle wo man baden konnte, konnte ich mich mit der Vorstellung nicht anfreunden. 🙈
    Somit war ich echt überrascht als wir uns Wasser gegangen sind und das Wasser so heiß war, dass es tatsächlich etwas gebrannt hat auf der Haut. 🔥
    Da wir natürlich kein Thermometer dabei hatten, kann ich nicht sagen welche Temperatur das Wasser genau hatte, aber ich würde mal auf etwa 40 Grad tippen.😊

    So eine heiße Quelle ist auf jeden Fall etwas sehr Feines und gerade im Winter soll es toll sein darin zu baden😊🌊 aber bis dahin sind wir ja lange wieder zurück in Deutschland 🇩🇪.
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  • Day633

    Kerosine Creek

    January 24, 2017 in New Zealand

    It's a great place to relax in the hot water. One of my favorite places in NZ so far, hot water in the middle of a river, quite hidden and free!!

  • Day143

    Kerosene Creek

    November 19, 2017 in New Zealand

    Our campsite that evening was along Kerosene Creek. It smells a little like sulphur. Why would we camp there, if it smells?

    All along the creek, geothermal water seeps up through the creek bed. It's similar to Hot Water Beach. But instead of flowing straight to sea, the hot water mixes with, and warms up, the stream! The creek was an ideal 30-35°C, not hot, but very comfortable.

    We got our bathing suits on, hung our towel in a tree and hopped in. We sat right above a small waterfall as the warm water rushed past. After our day of hiking, this was a great way to relax.

    We explored a little further downstream the creek. Here a 3m warm waterfall plunged into a deep pool. The ultimate (natural) jacuzzi!

    We stayed there for the night. So, the next morning, we went for round 2. Because of the chilly night air, mist was coming off the water. And with the morning sunlight shining through the trees, the sunbeams were quite spectacular. You could spend hours soaking it all up.

    As we were leaving, we met two awesome German girls, Sonni and Anna. They had camped the night in a convertible. They were traveling and WWOOF'ing (working for room and board). We would cross paths a few more times along the trip.
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  • Day7

    Kerosene Creek

    December 21, 2017 in New Zealand

    Grazie ad un vago ricordo della mia ultima visita di Rotorua, ritrovo le indicazioni di Kerosene Creek: un vero e proprio fiume di acqua bollente che forma una sorta di spa naturale a pochi chilometri da Rotorua.
    Dopo meno di mezz'oretta di macchina imbocco una stradina sterrata fino ad arrivare ad un insperato parcheggio. A quel punto imbocchiamo a piedi un sentierino tra le felci e, dopo pochi passi, arriviamo al fiume: l'acqua è davvero bollente come la ricordavo!
    Io e la mamma entriamo coi piedi mentre papà resta ovviamente a debita distanza. Proseguendo lungo il torrente si formano varie piscinotte in cui i vari bagnanti si sono comodamente sistemati e, dopo un paio di minuti, ecco l'attrazione principale: un'enorme "piscina" termale con tanto di cascata!
    Un posto davvero surreale e, come sempre, per nulla turistico!
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  • Day11

    Hobbiton and Kerosene Creek

    April 7, 2016 in New Zealand

    So today I got to sleep in just a bit. Got up around 9 and by 1015 myself and the 7 Americans set out for Hobbiton. Obviously we blasted the lord of the rings theme all the way there. We arrived around 1120 and unfortunately I didn't purchase my ticket properly so I didn't get to go on the same tour as my new friends. I was still able to catch the next bus and it was so worth it. The rolling hills were so wonderful. The hobbit holes were all varied sizes so that they could shoot the tall actors in front of the small hobbit holes and the short actors (those who were acting as hobbits) in front of the large hobbit holes which I found quite brilliant. The most beautiful thing I saw was the party tree. It was so enormous and alive. I can't explain it but it just absolutely took my breath away. Finally the tour ended at the green dragon which was the pub in the films and I had A free alcoholic cyder that was so sweet it didn't even taste like alcohol. After the tour I met back up with the guys and we headed back into the city.

    After we all changed we set out on our second adventure of the day which was kerosene creek. It was about a half hour drive from Rotorua on quite windy roads. The creek was heated naturally by geothermal activities and was just the perfect temperature. It was essentially a huge hot tub with a small 3 meter waterfall flowing into the pond and then continuing down the creek. We spent about an hour there enjoying the relaxing afternoon.

    After we came back to the hostel we all had showers because our skin all had remnants from the creek all over it (it was slightly nasty). After we were all cleaned up we checked out the night market which had all kinds of cultural food from sushi to empanadas to wurst, and desserts as well. We ended up deciding to go to abracadabra. It was a pretty sweet Moroccan and Mexican fusion restaurant. I just had beer cause I had free noodles back at the hostel.

    Overall pretty awesome day! Tomorrow off to Wellington to stay with my friend Chris that I met in Europe! I'll be there for the weekend and check I need again soon!

    -Terrence out
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