Story: Waterfalls

Kerosene Creek

Kerosene Creek

Volcanic activity has created a number of North Island waterfalls. A popular spot is the falls at Kerosene Creek, where bathers come to enjoy the hot water pouring over an old lava flow. Kerosene Creek is near Waiotapu, about 30 kilometres south of Rotorua.

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Jock Phillips, 'Waterfalls - Causes of waterfalls', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007