"Whakarewarewatangaoteopetauaawahiao" Whakarewarewa by grets

Whakarewarewa Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 29 photos

Whaka for short, this is the largest and best known thermal actvity area around Rotorua. It is also a major Maori cultural area.

I have always be fascinated by unusual natural phenomenons, and really wanted to see the thermal activities here just outside Rotorua. It certainly proved to be one of the highlights of the holiday in New Zealand.

There is a strong smell of sulphur in the air - not surprisingly - but you really do get used to it very quickly.

The area is well laid out and you can walk amongst the geysers and bubbling mud pool, so close in fact that if you happen to be down wind during an eruption, you will get soaked!

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  • Last visit to Whakarewarewa: Nov 1995
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • swings's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2004 at 9:55 PM

    I LOVE your mud picture! MUD... glorious mud...! Nice descriptions, too. We'll be going there next week, I hope! w

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2004 at 4:55 PM

    Hehehe...now that makes my hometown Wagga Wagga not seem like such a weird town name! ;) Interesting page, thanks for sharing!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2004 at 2:31 PM

    That name really is a mouth full but that would be better than bubbling mud. Great page ,Grets


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