Note my husband took all the photos except for the swans.
Lake Rotorua is inhabited by groups of large black swans.
Red clover by the Waiteti stream.
Rainbow trout caught by our friend around Ngongotaha, Lake Rotorua.
The next day we went to Hamurana Springs. There’s a grove of American Redwood trees, although, our American friend Adam indicated that they were still very small compared to the ancient ones he had seen in America.
The waterway was phenomenally clear!
Rainbow trout spawn in these waters.
The next day we went to Wai-o-tapu. The Artist’s Palette is in the foreground, and the Champagne Pool is in the back. Click on the image below for slightly larger size.
The Primrose Terraces.
Detail of the terraces.
The Oyster Pool.
Water pouring into Lake Ngakoro.
And finally, the Devil’s Bath. Yes, that was the colour of the lake.
Photos from the mudpools. Note that you don’t have to pay to see these. They’re a little further along the road down from Wai-o-tapu.