Tuesday 30th January: I was visited the park geotherm Orakei Korako, the most active geysers of any geothermal park in New Zealand. The park opening 8 o’clock am and closing at 4:30 pm. It’s awesome, because that let us have a lot of times to contemplate the wonderful landscape.
The first known road between Rotorua and Taupo for the first European travelers was through Orakei Korako. It was the exciting Maori who provided a canoe for the crossing of the river. It was at this stage of the early 20th century that the geothermal area was created to attract visitors.
Are you surprised ? I was lucky enough to be able to take some pictures.Orakei Korako, it’s not the only one I had visited.
Thursday 1st February I have visited the Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley too, the hydrothermal system created on 10 june 1886 by the volcanic eruption of Mount Tarawera, on the North Island of New Zealand.
The area has been increasingly accessible as a tourist attraction and contains, Flying Plane Lake which is the largest hot springin the world,and the steaming and usually pale blue, Inferno Crater Lake the largest geyser-like feature in the world although the geyser itself cannot be seen since it plays at the bottom of the lake.
Saturday 3rd January: After a long trip, I went to Kuirau street to see the famous Kuirau Park, I was tired but I wanted to enjoy.
I don’t regret to have gone Rotorua, the landscapes were beautiful, the population was adorable and it’s an experience to live.
In the night I was invited at the Tamaki Maori Village to taste the hangi food, a traditional New Zealand Maori method of cooking food using heated rocks buried in a pit oven, also called an « umu ». It is still used for large groups on special occasions.
Everything was delicious! I think I’ll be back one day, because
there is plenty of other places to visit.