Story: Volcanic Plateau places

Hot springs at Tokaanu

Hot springs at Tokaanu

The hot springs at Tokaanu, used by Māori for many years, were a popular stopping place on the tourist route that developed from the 1880s through the inland North Island. In this drawing by George Sturtevant, done around the 1890s, a bather is enjoying the pool. The distinctive shape of Maunganamu – which translates as ‘sandfly hill’ – can be seen in the distance.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Pen and ink drawing by George Neville Sturtevant

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Tokaanu district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 October 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015