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Thermal Springs by Oceanic Country
Map of Oceanic Countries with Thermal Springs
Guide to Oceania’s Natural Thermal Springs
Oceania is home to a wide variety of hot springs, from the larger countries of Australia and New Zealand to the more remote islands like Fiji. Make time to take advantage of and explore this continent’s excellent thermal areas, as well as the beautiful sea views and clean beaches.
Volcanic activity is often linked to regions with hot springs. However, Australia’s thermal springs get their heat from a different source since they lack the volcanic activity that fuels many other countries’ natural pools.
The Great Artesian Basin is the world’s longest and deepest artesian system, with water temperatures reported between 30-100 °C/86-212℉. It takes up almost a quarter of the continent, is heated by the earth’s core, and has natural baths made by groundwater that comes up through the land.
Sightseers Down Under can experience these pure mineral waters in various ways. Man-made resorts, rural pools, and structures in-between that feature beautiful nature scenery are available throughout the country.
Because of its high geothermal activity, New Zealand is a hot pool treasure trove. Many tourists spend most of their time in Taupo and Rotorua, but there are many other places in “Aotearoa”, the “land of the long white cloud”, where people can soak in hot springs.
Because New Zealand is on a geothermal fault line, there is a lot of geothermal activity, and both the North and South Islands have hot springs. The best local hot springs are surrounded by beautiful nature and offer a range of spa experiences, from the simplest to the most luxurious.
Therapeutic thermal mud pools are also well-known. There used to be over 220 of these geysers in New Zealand in the 19th century, but as of 2004, only 58 were still active. Thousands of people go to the Rotorua-Taup area all year long to experience the region’s steaming plumes, boiling waters, craters, and mud pools.
On your next trip to the Australian continent and the rest of Oceania, make some time to check out some of the best hot springs in this part of the world.
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