Jun 08

Enjoy the Thermal Pools of Rotorua New Zealand

by in New Zealand Holidays

Natural beauty and vividly contrasting landscapes are a normal part of New Zealand. The North Island spa city of Rotorua is known for its most prevalent peculiarities of nature. Walking holidays in New Zealand will take you through many different experiences. You can walk on windswept beaches and rugged coastlines and hike through lush leafy green forests on the mountains. However, Rotorua is best known for its thermal mud pools, attracting thousands of visitors every year.

Rotorua is a quiet sleepy city. It is easy to find your way around this beautiful city that has a friendly and welcoming culture. The city offers numerous activities for visitors of all ages, no matter what your abilities are. You can find walking trails in every part of New Zealand, and in Rotorua, you can find many forest trails originating near the centre of the city. While many people come for the healing properties the thermal mud pool offers, the city also offers picturesque lakes, fishing, and hiking and biking.

You can find many thermal pools around the city. You really can’t miss the sulfurous odor that veils the city. You may find the odor unpleasant at first, but once you have been in “the smelliest city in New Zealand” for awhile, you will notice nothing but the thermal pools.

A violent and dramatic past is hidden in New Zealand’s beautiful Lake Rotorua. You can find relics from the city’s volcanic origins, and thermal pools and geysers all over the city.  When you walk in the city’s parks and gardens be careful of the steam coming from the open pools and sulfur vents. The pools hold no element of danger, but they are very hot.

You can find one of the most fascinating places in New Zealand when you visit Whakarewarewa, a village on the outskirts of Rotorua. The village has harnessed the power of Nature by using the thermal activity to their advantage. They use the natural landscape to bathe, wash clothes and predict the weather. Whakarewarewa is a tourist attraction, but it is also a living and working village, with the Maori villagers living together in one accord with their majestic surroundings.

You can enjoy the thermal pools by treating yourself to Rotorua’s indoor mineral pools and spas. Spend a luxurious day in the waters that have a reputation for healing. Medical practitioners have used the waters for therapeutic treatment. You may find the Rotorua Bath House a wonderful place to visit. At one time, the Bath House had given over 70,000 baths and 30,000 special therapies. You don’t have to worry about the shock therapy that was once used, since the Bath House is now a museum. The only shock you may have is the reality of having to climb out of the tub and head back to your life.


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3 Responses to “Enjoy the Thermal Pools of Rotorua New Zealand”

  1. From Alfie Marks:

    Hi there – fantastic blog, packed with heaps of great info. I have just had a wonderful time there just recently. I just love Rotorua’s thermal pools. The champagne pools in Wai-o-tapu are tryly incredible.

    Posted on 08. Jun, 2010 at 11:17 pm #
  2. From Dawne Pagett:

    Hi. I’ve never been Rotorua before. Thank you for offering so much information!!. I’ll plan July school holidays to Rotorua!!

    Posted on 08. Jun, 2010 at 11:21 pm #
  3. From mark:

    Hi Dawne, Alfie.

    Rotorua is one of my favourite places on the planet. It has so much to offer and is only 3 hours drive from Auckland.

    Posted on 12. Jun, 2010 at 12:54 am #

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