Pohutu Geyser

Pohutu Geyser is a geyser in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand.[1] In Māori, Pohutu means "big splash", "explosion" or "constant splashing".[2]

Pohutu Geyser
Aerial view of Pohutu Geyser erupting

The main geyser of the area, and the largest in New Zealand, it spurts up to twenty times per day and can reach heights of up to 30 metres (100 feet). [3]

It is possible to reach Pohutu Geyser in the Whakarewarewa geothermal park.[4]

Its crater is 50 centimetres in diameter.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brunton, Tess (27 May 2017). "World Famous in New Zealand: Te Puia, Rotorua". Stuff. Retrieved 2 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Pohutu - Māori Dictionary". maoridictionary.co.nz. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  3. ^ Larsen, Michael (2021). "Pōhutu Geyser: the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere". www.aa.co.nz. Retrieved 2 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Black, Eleanor (3 November 2000). "Fears for future of busy geyser". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Ana, Romanelli. "The Pohutu Geyser, Rotorua, New Zealand". www.bestourism.com. Retrieved 1 June 2022.

Coordinates: 38°9′48.64″S 176°15′14.69″E / 38.1635111°S 176.2540806°E / -38.1635111; 176.2540806