Smoking Hot Tourism

“Geo-thermal activity is everywhere [in the Taupo Volcanic Zone],” Ritu Singh writes for The Times of India. “Pits steam, holes smoke and water boils wherever you look – inside hotels, behind bushes even in people’s backyards. The aptly named Devil’s Ink Pots is a spectacular sea of mud – where steaming whirls and whorls plop, hiss and spit eternally.” Singh also visits Lady Knox Geyser “pronounced guy-zer never gee-zer in New Zealand”, which erupts every day at precisely 10.15 a.m. “to ooohhs, aaaahs and the flash of cameras.” “I look at Mount Tarawera, now a lush green, peaceful looking fixture on the landscape with new respect. And suddenly fun thermal activity acquires a mean edge.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…