Story: Hot springs, mud pools and geysers

Restrictions in thermal areas

Restrictions in thermal areas

Boiling pools provide an easy source of hot water for a variety of uses. Cleaning and scalding game is frowned upon, largely because waste products are left lying around, contaminating the surrounding area. Boiling pools are hazardous, and many people have been scalded.

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Carol Stewart, 'Hot springs, mud pools and geysers - People, animals and plants in geothermal areas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006