Places in New Zealand That Look Like They Belong On Another Planet

If you’re looking for a country that offers volcanoes, glaciers, fjords, geothermal pools, and black sand beaches, we’ve got just the place for you. You probably didn’t even realize you were looking for all that in your life, but New Zealand is the place that you’re going to get it.

When you fly halfway around the world, things are bound to be different, but you may not have realized just how different the nature of New Zealand is.

Champagne Pool

waiotapu champagne pool
Photo Credit: Reddit / surajsuresh27
Photo Credit: Reddit / surajsuresh27

Waiotapu is an active geothermal area south of Rotorua that’s home to a number of geothermal pools, including the Champagne Pool, a terrestrial hot spring that was formed almost 1000 years ago. The water of the hot spring sits around 74 degrees Celcius and is named after the bubbling effect from the carbon dioxide in the spring.