Welcome to this month’s calendar photo, which I have taken from my German New Zealand calendar. This is the Pohutu Geyser in Te Puia, Whakarewarewa on the North Island of New Zealand. It is one of the most famous geysers, in Te Puia and erupts naturally about every 50 minutes. In some tourist areas, geysers are forced to erupt when the tension of the water surface is broken by a piece of soap thrown into the geyser. But the Pohutu geyser erupts when its water reservoir has filled up and the water inside has gotten heated up enough to pass through the bottleneck-valve toward the surface.
Unfortunately, I did not have time for a guided tour through Te Puia as I had to get ready for a Maori hangi and cultural introduction later that evening. I would have loved to spend much more time here. There is just so much to see and explore. At least I know now where I want to go when I return to New Zealand someday in the future.
If you’d like to follow me on my first bike tour through New Zealand, the journey starts here.
What’s going on this month
If you have followed my blog for a little while, you might already now that I am going to open my first photo exhibition in Dörverden, Germany, later this month. You can find all the details about the exhibition here in English and here in German. I would love to see you there.