I have never been to any hotsprings nor to New Zealand, but have relatives in New Zealand so that as well as it's beauty have always made me long to go.
I hope you manage to go one day! We lived in Rotorua for 3 years from 2009-11. What you have to imagine here is the rotten egg smell! :-D
wow - impressive!xxxxxx
If a topic has special significance for you, or touches you in some way, I'd love to hear your story! I will return the favour and we will gently touch hands across the miles...or kilometres :-)