Free Geothermal Hotspots in Rotorua
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Rotorua is truly a geothermal wonderland. As well as the commercial attractions, there are a number of free places to experience the area's phenomenal landscape, from seductive hot springs to steaming cracks in the ground. Make the most of your Rotorua stay and explore these unique sites easily accessible from Geneva Motor Lodge.
Bathe in the glorious warmth of this thermal pool just 25 minutes drive from Geneva Motor Lodge on Old Waiotapu Road. A short walk will take you to a small stream and waterfall that flow down through a natural bush setting.
The Bridge/Wai-O-Tapu Stream
Wai-O-Tapu is an area of extreme geothermal activity. To get there take the second turn-off for Waiotapu Loop Road on your left and follow it until you reach a small bridge. Also known as 'Hot and Cold', the hot mineral water upstream mixes perfectly with the cold water from the river downstream. Just move around to find your perfect temperature.
Waterfall Spout Bath Wai-O-Tapu
Follow SH 5 out of Rotorua then turn left onto Waiotapu Loop Road. When you reach The Avenue, turn off and park. After a short walk down the road you'll see the path to your right that leads to this beautiful natural hot spring.
Kuirau Park Geothermal Reserve is easy to find, just a half-hour walk across Rotorua. Wander through the numerous walkways that wind between steaming ground and mud pools then enjoy a luxurious foot soak in one of the shallow hot pools.
Geneva Motor Lodge offers quality motel accommodation in Rotorua.
Image courtesy of TNZ.