This discovery could have been made by convicts who in the past were using the water for their bathing and washing.
The largest springs system in New Zealand and the world's clearest fresh water.
A flooded field...
The last eruption was in 1886 and devasted the region.
Along the way... There were plants and birds and rocks and things... and a mountain goat!
Felt like Indiana Jones...
The water color looks like a cartoon.
It was like walking in the jungle, but the only threat is getting attacked by a wood hen (some kind of non-flying bird aiming for your lunch!) If you scare it, than it will run away and hide in the bushes.
In New Zealand, trees can be an ecosystem...