Hot Springs in New Zealand

Rebecca Hanlon
Last Updated: July 20th, 2023

Hot springs are created when underground hot water rises to the earth’s surface due to pressure. This is known as geothermal activity, and due to New Zealand’s geographical position and many volcanoes, the country is a hot spot. Numerous hot springs, or “Waiariki” as they are known in Maori, are …

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Kerosene Creek Hot Springs, New Zealand

Kurt Norris
Last Updated: February 22nd, 2023

As a volcanic nation located at the southwest end of the Pacific Ring of Fire, New Zealand is a hotbed of geothermal activity and is home to around 110 hot springs. However, of these thermal pools, none quite compare to the natural beauty of the Kerosene Creek Hot Springs. Located …

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