What am amazing day we had today! We anchored off the harbour at Tauranga, and got a bus down to Wai-O-Tapu, near Rotorua, for the sole purpose of seeing the sulphur lakes, and I am glad to say they did not disappoint!
The colours were insane – iridescent greens and yellows, Barbie pinks and tangerine oranges; with accurate names like Champagne lake and The Artists Palette. Even the sulphur gases billowing like clouds off the lakes were stunning. Stinky, but stunning.
This place was 70% responsible for me booking this particular cruise, and it was undoubtedly the Best. Day. Ever for us, or, as the staff like to say on this cruise, it was life changing (this works best when said with an English accent).