Rotorua and Hells Gate

20 May

Wai-O Tapu Wonderland is a park situated at the most colourful and diverse volcanic area. No it is not a adventure park, it is actually a Scenic Reserve, where areas are covered with collapsed craters, pools of mud, water and steaming fumaroles. As you walk around the park you see ‘pools’ with many different colours and named for their shapes and appearances (e.g. Devil’s Bath, The Champagne Pool and so on). It is actually quite an odd sight, but also very nice.

After a long day walking around sight-seeing in Rotorua and at Wai-O-Tapu, we headed for Hells Gate Geothermal Park. First we walked around looking at the different mud pools, some very hot, others cold (we could put our hands in some of them). Afterwards we had a lovely MUD Bath. We got a private little mud bath which was lovely. Then after a quick cold shower (to get all the mud off) we had a Sulphur Spa. The whole experience was so relaxing and your skin felt super soft!

2 Responses to “Rotorua and Hells Gate”

  1. jon olav vik (kommende svigerfar til margareth) :-) June 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Hurra I have been in the same bath – did you smell it ?? 🙂

  2. Benjamin June 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    think that water could do with changing, hope your both doing well x

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