Kerosene Creek - April 2012 - NZ Photo Contest

by Craig Jennings
(Kerikeri, Northland)

Kerosene Creek

Kerosene Creek

I'm an ex-pat from the UK and currently living in Northland.

My girlfriend & I were recommended this spot by a campsite owner. Found South of Rotorua, we had just spent 3 hours sat under this hot stream waterfall before I decided to capture the moment. Water temperature was 35 degrees celcius. Definitely one of the highlights of my holiday.

Taken with Canon 450d. 30 second exposure with 4-stop ND filter. The dreamy effect was created by the steam of the hot water.


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Natural Hot Pool at Kerosene Creek

The Kerosene Creek is a natural hot pool just 30 km south of Rotorua, following the State Highway No.5, with a left turn at Waikaremona Road. The gravel road leads directly to the natural pool.

New Zealand is famed for its hot pools in particular in the Rotorua region. There geothermal activity let grow a service industry around spas, attractions like geysers, and historic eruption of a volcano. The region is also very much entwined with Maori people and their traditions. This provides ample occasion to visit a Marae, a live haka performance or a traditional hangi.

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