Artist's Palette, Champange Pool, and Bubbling Mud
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February 23rd, 2007 – by: siamesekiwi
It is recommended that the tourists should go to buy the tickets before 9.45 A.M as there‚Äôs a long queue.
There was quite crowded around that time we went (February), the seats were full. Before the Geyser would erupted there‚Äôs a staff from Wai-O-Tapua telling us about the legend of the geyser.
At 10.15 A.M. the geyser started to erupted, that was very impressive. The highest point of eruption is 20 metres. The duration is about 20 minutes.
Next we headed to the ‚Äúthermal area‚ÄĚ where colourful pools were situated. While we were entering the area, I asked my husband to stop as I thought my baby poo-poo. We went to the toilet and found that there‚Äôs nothing in the nappy. The smell was actually ‚Äėsulphur smell‚Äô from the geothermal area!
We stopped at the colourful pool also known as ‚ÄúArtist Palatte. Then we crossed the Silica Terrace, a long bridge before turned right to the ‚ÄúChampange Pool. I took a long time before I could get some photos as there‚Äôs smoke coming up all the time. The steam from this pool didn‚Äôt cause any harm but I could feel my skin was getting softer like I had some spa treatment.
Before we left Wai-O-Tapu, we drove to another attraction called ‚ÄúBubbling Mud Pool‚ÄĚ where boiling mud kept exploding as if it was dancing.
We left Rotorua and reached Auckland 3 hours later...
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