A trip to New Zealand without a visit to a volcano would mean missing much of the nation’s indigenous culture, which can be closely connected to the magical powers of these monstrous mountains of molten hot lava.
Enshrouded by a mysterious mist that constantly hangs in the air around this geothermal site, you can learn about the unseen and often undetected activity that bubbles beneath the surface at Wai-O-Tapu.
A geyser explodes, water shooting ten metres into the air. Mud pools bubble and emit strange colours. Steam and mist gathers around lava flows. This is a strange world and on the second part of the tour you’ll discover how the Maori harness its energy.