Residents and visitors can access Spa Park for free to wade in the water or observe where boiling geothermal water meets cold fresh river water. What happens when boiling water meets glacier run off, asked our Stray driver? Warm bath water for us to enjoy! As soon as we reached the water’s edge I quickly took off my sneakers and socks, rolled my pant legs up, and scurried over the rocks to dip my feet in the warm spa water. The warmth was just what I needed on that cool autumn day. Although the sun was warming my skin, the air was still cool. Spa Park was a nice moment of relaxation before hopping back on the bus for the long drive to the most remote part of the north island-Whakahoro.