Submitted by Paula Guy on Tue, 07/08/2012 - 16:21
It had been raining since we arrived on the North Island, but this morning we woke to brilliant sunshine. After a breakfast of raisin, lemon and sugar pancakes we drove to Waiotapu where there is a thermal reserve. I was really excited about going because the wonder of earth and it's natural power is of constant fascination to me.
As you drive along the road in this area you can see trails of steam rising through the trees and bushes that has been released from deep within the ground. On arriving at the thermal reserve we read the information board outside which said we should allow 1hour and 15 minutes to get around, subsequent to our visit I have no idea how anyone could see it all in such a short space of time, we were in there for well over 3 hours.