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Listed under Geysers in Rotorua, New Zealand.

  • Photo of Pohutu
  • Photo of Pohutu
  • Photo of Pohutu
  • Photo of Pohutu
  • Photo of Pohutu
Photo of Pohutu
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The Maori translation of this name is 'big splash' – which says it all really. It's not just a big splash – the geyser shoots up about 30metres – it's also a fairly regular splash – it goes off about once an hour. These two facts make it one of the best geysers to visit, and the most impressive of the seven currently active geysers in the Whakawerawera hot spring fields. A spouting from Pohutu is pre-empted by a spouting from Prince of Wales Feathers geyser which is the next geyser over in the field. The Prince usually starts gradually and works up to nine metres high at which point Pohutu joins in.

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