My friend Iris took us to Rotorua for the day where we visited Te Puia geothermal valley.
This is the home of Pohutu Geyser which is the largest active geyser in the Southern Hemisphere.
It erupts several times an hour so is a reliable one to see.
To it's side is the Plume of Feathers that usually precedes it.
The park has a variety of geothermal wonders to see including bubbling mud
And hot pools.
There was the opportunity to try out the hot seat.
Food is traditionally cooked in hot steam boxes. Sadly we did not get to taste it.
There was also a Maori village portraying examples of Maori houses.