Kerosene Creek (F15)

Kerosene Creek hot spring.

GPS: -38.334322 176.386419

 

Waiotapu Kerosene Creek Area overview

Waiotapu Kerosene Creek Area overview

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The waterfall hot pool at Kerosene Creek

The waterfall hot pool at Kerosene Creek

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Kerosene Creek's bigger hot waterfall pool

Kerosene Creek’s bigger hot waterfall pool

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A drunk Kiwi who had been drinking his home-made moonshine in the hot pools.  he came over to my van to heap some derision on me, but then passed out cold.

A drunk Kiwi who had been drinking his home-made moonshine in the hot pools. he came over to my van to heap some derision on me, but then passed out cold.

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Kerosene Creek's upper small waterfall and pool

Kerosene Creek’s upper small waterfall and pool

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A mother and her babe enjoying the small hot waterfall  at Kerosene Creek.

A mother and her babe enjoying the small hot waterfall at Kerosene Creek.

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The author in Shangri-La!

The author in Shangri-La!

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his small waterfall, which most people overlook, is one of my favorite spots in NZ. Total neck and shoulder massage, water about 103 degrees.  Ahhhhhhhhhh

This small waterfall, which most people overlook, is one of my favorite spots in NZ. Total neck and shoulder massage, water about 103 degrees. Ahhhhhhhhhh

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3 Responses to “Kerosene Creek (F15)”

  1. Barry Says:

    Visited kerosene creek in early March 2014. No problems driving to the parking place. My wife stayed in the car as we had been warned of possible break ins. A group of Bhuddists were using the upper pool, but I had the lower pool to myself for about 20 minutes. I was then joined by a friendly Aussie family. As always a joy to wallow in the hot running water in beautiful natural surroundings.

  2. Little Miss Flossy Says:

    Have just spent a lovely evening at the creek… It’s the highlight of our annual Easter trip to Rotorua. No problems driving right to the track… We always go at sunset and light lots of candles along the banks. Magic.

  3. day 6: kerosene creek | chris and julia go to new zealand Says:

    […] of the top nz frenzy recommendations. this was probably chris’ favorite place from the whole trip. an amazing hot water creek with […]

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