From St. Faith's it's a short distance to the local (literal) hot spot Kuirau Park, a public park that includes an active thermal area. The mud pools and hot springs sit alongside the flower beds, which at times are almost hidden by floating clouds of steam. You can wander around the park or join the locals soaking their weary feet in shallow warm pools. Because this thermally active place can change overnight be sure to stay well outside the fences as you stroll around.
Kuirau St., south from Lake Rd., Rotorua, 3010, New Zealand