Pohutu Geyser

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Pohutu Geyser
Aerial view of Pohutu Geyser erupting

Pohutu Geyser is a geyser in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand.[1] Pohutu means "big splash" or "explosion".[2]

The main geyser of the area, and the largest in New Zealand, it spurts up to twenty times per day and can reach heights of up to 30 metres (100 feet).[3]

It is possible to reach Pohutu Geyser in the Whakarewarewa geothermal park.[4]


  1. ^ Brunton, Tess (27 May 2017). "World Famous in New Zealand: Te Puia, Rotorua". Stuff. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Pohutu - Māori Dictionary". maoridictionary.co.nz. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  3. ^ Larsen, Michael (2021). "Pōhutu Geyser: the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere". www.aa.co.nz. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  4. ^ Black, Eleanor (3 November 2000). "Fears for future of busy geyser". NZ Herald. Retrieved 2 February 2021.

Coordinates: 38°9′48.64″S 176°15′14.69″E / 38.1635111°S 176.2540806°E / -38.1635111; 176.2540806