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Hot Springs
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Description:
Natural hot springs and pools, both developed and undeveloped.

Expanded Description:
There is no universally accepted definition of a hot spring. For example, one can find the words "hot springs" defined as:

* any geothermal spring

* a spring with water temperatures above its surroundings

* a natural spring with water temperature above body temperature – normally between 36.5 °C (97.7 °F) and 37.5 °C (99.5 °F)

* a natural spring with warm water above body temperature

* a thermal spring with water warmer than 36.7 °C (98.1 °F)

* a natural spring of water greater than 21.1 °C (70.0 °F) (synonymous with thermal spring)

* a natural discharge of groundwater with elevated temperatures

* a type of thermal spring in which hot water is brought to the surface. The water temperature of a hot spring is usually 6.5 °C (11.7 °F) or more above mean air temperature. Note that by this definition, "thermal spring" is not synonymous with the term "hot spring".

* a spring whose hot water is brought to the surface (synonymous with a thermal spring). The water temperature of the spring is usually 8.3 °C (14.9 °F) or more above the mean air temperature.

* a spring with water above the core human body temperature – 36.7 °C (98.1 °F).

* a spring with water above average ambient ground temperature, a definition favored by some. * a spring with water temperatures above 50 °C (122 °F)

(The above definitions of hot springs were copied from wikipedia.)

If you find a spring that you believe meets at least one of the criteria above, this is the place to waymark it!

Instructions for Posting a Hot Springs Waymark:
1. Find a hot spring and personally mark its coordinates.

2. Post two original photos: one of the hot spring itself, and one of a nearby sign with the name of the hot spring. (If the hot spring doesn't have a sign, please write a note explaining the lack of sign in the "private message" and this requirement will be waived.

3. Provide as much information as you can about this hot spring.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1. Include a photo of the hot spring

2. Describe your visit.
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Image for Wairua Stream Hot Pools -- Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty, New Zealandview gallery

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Hot SpringsWairua Stream Hot Pools -- Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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Only the locals know about this secluded hot pool. Don't tell anyone else. Park your boat at S38 14.385 E176 25.495 and take a two minute walk on the well beaten path.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 3/14/2013

last visited: never

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Hot SpringsHot Water Beach - Lake Tarawera, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

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Hot Water Beach is the outlet of a (very) hot natural spring on the south shore of Lake Tarawera. A boat is required to get to the springs although work is being done to complete a tramping track along the lake's south coast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 3/14/2013

last visited: never

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Hot SpringsPohutu Geyser; Rotorua, New Zealand

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Pohutu Geyser located in the Te Puia park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CoinsAndPins

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 1/5/2007

last visited: 11/2/2014

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Hot SpringsWhangapipiro (Rachel Pool) - Rotorua, New Zealand

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Rachel Pool is a historic alkaline hot spring located in Government Gardens in Rotorua, New Zealand.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper

location: New Zealand

date approved: 6/22/2008

last visited: 1/29/2013

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SS24.8 km

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Hot SpringsButchers Pool. Reporoa. New Zealand.

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This free hot water mineral pool is located 1.8 kilometers south of Reporoa on Broadlands Road, entrance is signposted from Broadlands Road. Keep your head above water at all times to avoid the risk of contracting amoebic meningitis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 6/7/2010

last visited: 6/7/2010

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Hot SpringsSoaking In Paradise. Waikato. New Zealand.

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Local thermal activity has produced these natural hot thermal springs hidden in a secret wilderness area known as Paradise along the banks of the Waikato River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: New Zealand

date approved: 4/28/2008

last visited: 3/24/2008

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Hot SpringsOrakei Korako. North Island New Zealand.

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Orakei Korako is a hidden world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the largest and most amazing silica terraces in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 11/16/2010

last visited: 11/16/2010

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Hot SpringsMiranda Hot Springs - Miranda, North Island, New Zealand

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Spend the day relaxing and soaking at the Miranda Hot Springs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member No Fixed Aboder

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 7/4/2010

last visited: never

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Hot SpringsHot Water Beach - Whitianga , Coromandel Penisular

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A natural occuring hot spring geothermal-heated,the hot spring filters up through the sand at Hot Water Beach, located in the Coromandel. Dig into the sand and create your own spa pool. .........THIS IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE AT LOW TIDE........

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: North Island, New Zealand

date approved: 8/11/2010

last visited: 3/13/2013

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