Yet another previously dormant geyser has bubbled back into life and can be seen at Te Puia|New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) in Rotorua’s Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley.
Te Puia guides recently noticed the Puapua Geyser bubbling, with a nearby vent spurting a substantial amount of steam and water into the air.
The current eruptions of the geyser feature associated with Puapua are coupled with the highest observed water levels in over a decade. The nearby Wairoa Geyser’s water levels have also peaked for the first time in more than 30 years.
The regeneration of Puapua Geyser is another significant geothermal development in the Valley, following Papakura Geyser’s revival in September last year. It has been attributed to the closing of a number of geothermal bores in Rotorua between 1986 and 1992.