What is it? A park which is home to the world-famous Pōhutu geyser, plus mud pools, hot springs and silica formations in the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley.
Why go? It’s definitely worth coming to see Pōhutu, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest active geyser. She blows her top a few times each hour and sometimes reaches heights of 30 metres. Not surprisingly, Pōhutu means ‘constant splashing’ in Māori. You’ll also get to experience a traditional Māori welcoming ceremony (a pōwhiri) and see traditional Māori carving and weaving at the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute.