Hot Springs paradise New Zealand
There are lots of hot springs in New Zealand. Not only Rotorua, Maruia, Hanmer springs.
I was travelling New Zealand with seeking hot springs. In particularly I paid attention to primitive hot springs, no-development, no-facilities, just gushing hot water naturally.
I've found some such places and went there.
I think the best place is Welcome Flat Hot Pools. There are 4 large pools formed (just digging ground). It's different temperature depend on pools. You can see dynamic mountain scenery with soaking the hot pools. Welcome Flat Hut is also good roomy hut 2 min from the hot pools.
You get there by walking 6 to 8 hour from state highway 6. The track is rated medium to a little bit hard.
The second best place is The Hot Water Stream in Taupo. You can access from Taupo town by walking. The stream locates on the walkway to Huka Fall. All of the stream water is hot!
If you've got an own car, Kerosene Creek is good place too. It's an also hot water stream. It locates between Rotorua and Taupo. The stream flow in forest, more quiet than The Hot Water Stream, Taupo (Otumuheke Stream).
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