The Mists of Kuirau Park

The geothermal wonderland of Rotorua is one of the best places to go in New Zealand. Some of its attractions, however, are ridiculously overpriced. Rotorua can be a real drain on the tourist’s pocket, but it doesn’t have to be. If you want to see hot pools, mud pools, a geyser and a steaming lake – basically everything you go to Rotorua for – for free, look no further than Kuirau Park.

My family always goes to Kuirau Park, and we went again just a few weeks ago. It was raining, but that just made the steam more spectacular. Seriously, the lake looked like it was in The Mists of Avalon. I got some awesome pictures. See for yourself:

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And now for the lake:

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And the rainy pic of the day:

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More on Rotorua:

Top 10 Things to Do in Rotorua

New Zealand’s Pompeii

Smells Like Breakfast

New Zealand Information

4 thoughts on “The Mists of Kuirau Park

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