We all have these photos … throwback photos!
It’s described as ‘nostalgia-inducing pictures … from a different era of your life”.
Every Thursday we will throw a photo of ‘way back when’ on our blog. Why on a Thursday? Because it’s just a day away from the weekend … and we love weekends!
You are welcome to join in or just enjoy the photo (#TB Thursday).
New Zealand – 2019
Last week we featured our visit to the Coromandel Peninsula with a sighting of the beautiful Cathedral Cove. In this week’s throwback post, we are staying in New Zealand.
In June 2019 our friends took us to the tourist town of Rotorua (230km from Auckland). It’s here where you will find a lot of geothermal activity and bubbling hot mud pools.
Natural Thermal Pools
Our first visit was to some of the natural thermal pools. It was already the beginning of winter in New Zealand and it was quite surprising to see so many people in their swimming costumes … but of course they were sitting in thermal pools!
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
The next day we drove to the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. Here you can expect to see the well-known Lady Knox geyser. It is induced daily at around 10:00 to erupt by dropping some “powder” into the opening of the vent.
We also took a self-guided walk to the ever-active mud pools. There is a wide range of amazing thermal areas to see and we enjoyed this new experience.
Wai-O-Tapu Wonderland’s active mud pools
It was a steamy affair at Wai-O-Tapu
A lime-green lake at the end of our walk
We had quite an adventurous ride on the Rotorua Luge. But to read all about that, you can click here.
The beautiful town of Rotorua (with the luge track in the foreground)