Whakarewarewa (reduced version of Te Whakarewarewatanga O Te Ope Taua A Wahiao, meaning The gathering place for the war parties of Wahiao, often abbreviated to Whaka by locals) is a Rotorua semi-rural geothermal area in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand. This was the site of the Māori fortress of Te Puia, first occupied around 1325, and known as an impenetrable stronghold never taken in battle. Māori have lived here ever since, taking full advantage of the geothermal activity in the valley for heating and cooking.
Whakarewarewa has some 500 pools, most of which are alkaline chloride hot springs, and at least 65 geyser vents, each with their own name. Seven geysers are currently active. Pohutu Geyser, meaning big splash or explosion, erupts approximately hourly to heights of up to 30 m (98 ft).
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Joanna Dagmara Kielas | Feb 16, 2018
Pohutu geyser is majestic and beautiful. You can observe it's activity almost every hour - about 20 eruptions per day. That beautiful, turquoise pond is a lukewarm Blue Lake and is created from flowing water from geyser eruption. Pohutu environment is very charming and colorful
Franziska Metzger | Jan 11, 2018
We just wanted to take some pictures of the Geyser and had no idea that we would have to pay a lot of money for it. The very impolite Lady at the parking lot made us aware of that. Since we came from Auckland just to see it we paid the tickets, but I wouldn't do it again if I knew before.
Marc Dupovac | May 8, 2018
The geyser was quite active during my visit! Really cool.
Timothy Horner | Dec 21, 2017
Amazing must do the Maori culture experience great feed guide has awesome knowledge of the area and his/hers heritage great gift shop and awesome wood carvings, best of all get to see kiwi birds ☺️☺️
Jeff Alexander | Dec 21, 2017
Access Pohutu Geyser via Te Puia. Entry is expensive. They have tours or you can walk around yourself. The Pohutu Geyser area is impressive , especially for first timers. It's a long walk to the Geyser.
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