New Zealand Question from Kikki - 15 July 2011
Q: What is the most beautiful city or town in New Zealand to visit?
A: Our vote would be for Wellington... check out the beautiful hilltop Botanic Gardens and the controversial Beehive building.
New Zealand Question from Rachel Marr - 15 July 2011
Q: How do tours of natural hot thermal geysers, such as in Rotorura, NZ run to a timed rota so that when tourist arrive at an advertised time each day, the guide gives his speech, then miraculously the geyser blows??
A: An excellent question considering how difficult nature can be to predict. Our understanding is that geysers that erupt frequently, say 20+ times per day, can often be quite predictable and run more or less to a timetable. For example, itís reckoned that eruptions of the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone Park can be predicted within a +/- 10 minute window.