Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Rotorua mud pools

The Volcanic Plateau’s bubbling mud pools have intrigued tourists for many years. Mud pools occur where turbid water or mud is geothermally heated. They draw the ear as well as the eye, as the mud bubbles like thick soup on a stove.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Geology and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/15136/rotorua-mud-pools (accessed 21 May 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015