Thursday, April 18, 2013

UBC 18 - AtoZ - Pohutu Geyser

Day 18  of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge and the letter P  for the  AtoZ Blogging Challenge.

P is for  ... Pohutu Geyser

Rotorua is the geothermal activity pool of New Zealand and the Pohutu Geyser is New Zealand's answer to the Old Faithful in USA. It spurts up to twenty times per day and can reach heights of up to 30 metres (100 feet).

Here are some pictures I took some years ago when I visited Rotorua.
Pohutu Geyser erupting - quite spectacular to watch particularly when you stand on the bridge. 
Photos however are best taken from afar.


boiling mud pools


Name of the thermal valley where the Pohutu Geyser is situated.

Te Whaka-rewa-rewa-tanga-o te-ope-taua-a-wahiao means "the gathering place for the war parties of Wahiao". The name is usually shortened to Whakarewarewa.


And more geothermal activity in Rotorua at Wai-O-Tapu which means "Sacred Waters". 

Wai-o-tapu panoramic view of the central pools

part of the Sulphur Cave crater






The Devil's Bath


Here are some more pictures - source wikipedia

Artist's palette

Champagne Pools
image by  Christian Mehlfuehrer 


This world of ours is so interesting. Grateful for an amazing world and for the chance to see some of its unique wonders.

Have a phenomenal day.

Warm Regards
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38 comments:

  1. Now that looks like an interesting place if I dont focus on remembering the name ofcourse :D

    PhenoMenon
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    1. It is quite unique - place and name :)

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  2. It must be so fascinating to watch these marvels of nature. Dont they boil eggs or something like that in such boiling pools here??

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    1. Haven't heard of that Shilpa. Though one of the local cuisines is a Hangi - cooking in a pit with heated stones.

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  3. As always, your pictures are fantastic:) I was just marveling at each of them. Lucky you to have traveled far n wide!

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    1. Thanks Laxmi. Have travelled a bit not very far and wide. Glad you like my pics.

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  4. Mysterious is this world created by god . wareva the name is awesome WAKHAREWAREVA !!
    great clicks

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    1. Thanks Afshan - true, a very mysterious but wonderful creation. The name is quite unique!

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  5. This reminds me of Yellowstone National Park in the States! Lovely photos!

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    1. Thanks Roshni - it is similar geothermal activity.

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  6. As always WOW to your pictures and stories. The name of the thermal valley is quite a mouthful.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. The name is truly a mouthful but not too hard once you break it down.

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  7. Beautiful pictures, lovely post. I really hope I can visit some day!

    Bhavya
    Just Another Blog

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  8. Looks like a very strange place,boiling mud pools and acid yellow 'baths' but the oddest places are sometimes most interesting, there is more to wonder at !

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    1. Thanks Jana for visiting. It isn't strange but very interesting. Tried to leave a comment on your post but couldn't find a place to comment.

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  9. I am simply floored by the sheer beauty of it.

    Truly our mother nature is the greatest.

    Hopping over to Wiki to check The Devil's Bath.

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    1. Thanks Preetilata. Yes Mother Nature is astonishingly beautiful.

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  10. Spectacular photo's. I remember a rice brand featured a commercial about throwing a bag into a geyser. It sprung back, fully cooked. I wouldn't want to emerse myself into the yellow water. From the UBC.

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    1. Thanks Francene - I wouldn't like to throw myself too - those boiling mud pools are vicious.

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  11. Absolutely fantastic pictures! I can feel the heat here. ;)

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    1. Thanks Corinne - and it smells too - sulphur.

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  12. You had me at Whakarewarewatangaoteopetauaawahiao... Ok this may be the longest word I've ever seen:)) Great photos!

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    1. Thanks Talya - Whakarewarewa is good enough for me but I believe there are much longer words than this.

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  13. And they are so colorful too. Beautiful pictures.

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    1. Thanks Janu - the colours are quite stunning.

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  14. Lovely beautiful pictures , each carrying a tale of its own :)

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    1. Thanks Sri - that is pretty much what it is - each place has some story.

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  15. Beautiful pictures! I've never been anywhere there's geothermal activity. I've got several miles of stable granite under me.

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    1. Thanks Linda - I like that stable granite too.

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  16. Suze, what wonderful pictures! THey take me there, and I love to travel. What is the smell like there? Are there volcanoes nearby too? Thanks for sharing your pics!

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    1. Thanks Beth. It smells of sulphur - not very pleasant but after a while you get used to it. Yes, there are volcanoes nearby too - Mr Ruapehu erupts off an on and Tongariro erupted last year.

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  17. Beautiful pictures!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  18. This is fabulous. I've always wanted to see a geyser.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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