Wairakei Terraces, Taupo, New Zealand - man made geothermal/silica terraces give us a glimpse as to what the destroyed Pink and White Terraces (8th natural wonder of the world) would have looked like before the Tarawera eruption of 1886. Accompanied by hot pools to soak in, day spa facilities and a developing Maori village, this place is a wee gem that I stumbled across last weekend.
Tarawera - In June 1886 Mt Tarawera spectacularly erupted, and this documentary tells the story of the people who were caught in the catastrophic events. Around 120 people lost their lives, and the internationally famous Pink and White Terraces were destroyed. The documentary features an animated re-creation of the eruption, archival images, interviews with descendants of those involved, and readings from written eyewitness accounts. The author of the book Tarawera, Ron Keam, is also intervie...
Best known as ‘Guide Sophia’ (but sometimes also as Te Paea or Tepaea), Hinerangi was the principal tourist guide of the famous Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana. Following their destruction during the Mt Tarawera eruption of 1886, she became a tour guide at nearby Whakarewarewa, Rotorua. Her vision of the ghostly waka foretold the eruption of Mount Tarawera.
Bill✔️ In the Rotorua district, in northern New Zealand, about 25 kilometers to the east of the city of Rotorua, were two small lakes known to the local Maori people as Rotomakariri (Cold Lake) and Rotomahana (Warm Lake). The shores of Rotomahana were adorned by one of the most spectacular travertine terraces — the largest in the world — Bill Gibson-Patmore