Wai Ora Lakeside Spa & Resort, Rotorua
This is the 360 degree view of the Wai Ora Lakeside Spa & Resort, which sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua. The hotel was sophisticated and comfortable, including a luxury spa and restaurant.

White Island thermal vent
Steam escapes this thermal vent. Yellow sulfur deposits build up around the surface. As long as the volcano continues to blow off steam, it is said to be low risk of a major volcano in the area. Visit White Island -

Mangamate Waterfall
Mangamate Waterfall on the Whirinaki River and Mangamate stream. The guides were Joe Doherty, tours. Our other tour guide, Richard White, runs

Pohutu geyser, Te Puia, Rotorua.
Pohutu, the Te Puia geyser at Te Puia, Rotorua.

Wairere Falls
The waterfall at the Buried Village, Rotorua. Visit the Buried Village website - click here.

Mud Pot
New Zealand's largest mud pot, located in Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. This is a phenomenon of geothermal activity under the surface. Geothermic mud is said to have therapeutic healing properties, and is used in spas for mud baths and facials.

Rotomahana geyser
A geyser on the shore of Lake Rotomahana in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

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