Spring Break: Rotorua and Taupo (day 3 and 4)
Te Puia is not only home to these beautiful pieces of art but also a natural wonder; the Pohutu Geyser. It sprays up to 30 meters high! Across from the geysers is a large platform of rock that sits on top of the heated springs that is the geyser’s water source. It acts as a heated seat! We lounged on the rocks and took in the view for a while. The steam from the geyser made it difficult to tell where the geysers stopped and the big white clouds in the sky began. It was a beautiful day.
You know you had a great vacation when you come home and all you want to do is take another one. Those two weeks in April contained some of the best days of my life that I won’t soon forget.
Fun Fact: Kiwi birds mate for life, some have been together for 30 years. It is the only known bird to have external nostrils at the end of its beak, and one of the few birds to have a good sense of smell. At night a Kiwi can often be heard making snuffling noises, which is caused by the bird trying to clear dirt out of its nostrils when it is searching for food.