For millions of years, tectonic forces jostled to create what we now see as the living earth. New Zealand is young in culture and geology. Natural formations, many unique in the world can be found throughout this fascinating south pacific country. Geothermal wonders are presented in a myriad of ways and often give a hint of the power that lies beneath. In some instances, this power has literally torn the earth apart leaving scars on the earth that almost never heal. Even in these modern times volcanic eruptions and earth quakes constantly remind us that we are here at their invitation and at their mercy. Unlike us, the earth never sleeps.