February 19, 2016

New Zealand: Taupo Huka Falls, Aratiatia Rapids Hydroelectric, Wairakei Geothermal, Orakei Korako and a View from Home

Huka Falls: 220,000 liters per second cascade over this scenic 11 meter waterfall
Aratiatia Rapids: Normally harnessed for hydroelectric power, the spill gates are opened several times a day so that tourists can appreciate their power.

Wairakei Power Station:  Geothermal power is used to extract steam and generate electricity

Orakei Korako: We took a boat to visit this geothermal area which reminded us all of Yellowstone

View from our Lake Taupo home including geothermal steam rising in the distance

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