Acrylic Fridge Magnet Fashioned as Rotorua in New Zealand
The fridge magnet above shows a view of the Lake Rotorua that is located in the North Island in New Zealand and is the second largest lake on the island. It is spread over an area of 79.8km² and is approximately 10m deep. It has a comparatively smaller capacity of water than the Lake Tarawera located close to Rotorua. The lake is situated in the area of the Bay of Plenty. On the southern shore of the lake is the city of Rotorua.
Lake Rotorua - A Thermal Wonderland
As the magnet shows, Lake Rotorua is certainly a fascinating thermal land. It was created from the depression inside a big volcano located in the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The volcano last erupted around 240,000 years back. After that outbreak, the magma chamber beneath the volcano fell down and hence, the lake was formed. Because of its volcanic origin and extremely high temperatures, Lake Rotorua is often referred to as a Thermal Wonderland. Many other lakes of the same sort are located close to it. Lake Rotorua has a very high content of sulfur that gives it a strange yellowish tone.
More info on Lake Rotorua
The lake is fed from water coming from several streams and rivers like the Utuhina, Ngongotaha stream and Hamurana spring. Water from these springs and streams is also warm. This lake is popular among fishermen for trout fishing but it is not a good spot for indulging in water sports like swimming and rowing. The hot temperature of the lake prohibits people from swimming in it with ease.