On my post Hobbiton come down we ventured into the caldera that is Lake Rotorua. Rotorua is the pleasant little lakeside city that has one added attraction; sulphurous clouds of eggy gas wafting over the downtown area and lakeside.
So after picking @maccagraeme up from a bout of dizzy nausea after a particularly tasty cloud wafted over him, we had a meander along the a fantastically impressive geothermal lakeside. Bubbling mud pits, boiling pools of water and sulphuric vents that make the water cloudy and very like milk.
It is a spa town, made famous by Mdm Rachael and a Priest, read in to that what you like 😉, but I do think that the potential for either getting stained coffee brown from mud pit bathing or poached in a boiling pool, both after passing out from sulphurous gases is a mugs game. Give me a good old jacuzzi any day, playing with geothermals on the Ring of Fire in an notorious earthquake zone…. Dodgy.