Wai-o-tapu Thermal WonderlandApril 15, 2017 in New Zealand
Talking about out of this world experiences, have a look at the pictures and tell me they don't look like from another planet. 💕
Wai-o-tapu is also called the Thermal Wonderland and rightly so. It is a collection of geothermal hot-pools, each of them containing different minerals, hence the colours. Most of the pools and rockformations originated in earthquakes or were formed because of collapsing volcanoes.
It is definitely a spectacular and unique sight the only slightly unpleasant thing is the smell in the park. Because of all the hot minerals, especially the sulfur, the whole park (even some towns in New Zealand e.g. Rotorua) is covered in a cloud of rotten egg smell. When you thought you got used it you were hit by yet another cloud of hot stinky fog. Anyway it was still super interesting and fun to discover our planets more rough and pure side. 💕
After the park we went to see the Lady Knox geysir erupt. In this case the eruption is caused by human hand.
Biodegradable soap is thrown into the geysir to start the eruption, the hot water starts bubbling out of the geysir and eventually turns into a 10-20m high water fountain. It was the first geysir I have ever seen so I thought it was pretty cool and impresssive. 💕
We then went on with our journey to Wellington which took us another six hours.Read more