While in Rotorua we also checked out Waiotapu which means "sacred waters" in Māori. It's an active geothermal area full of colourful hot springs as well as a geyser and bubbling mud pools. One of it's most famous attractions is the stunning Champagne Pool above.
Lady Knox Geyser errupting. Excuse the uncentered image, I held my camers above all the other people's heads so didn't see what I was snapping... it certainly is a popular attraction that one.
A pied stilt. What does "pied" mean? It always cracks me up when I hear it in bird names. Like it stole your pie and ate it up.