Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Lake Taupō and volcanic peaks

Lake Taupō and volcanic peaks

Charles Barraud painted this watercolour, ‘Looking across Lake Taupo with Mounts Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu in the distance’, in 1874. By that time adventurous travellers were finding their way into the central North Island. Motutaiko Island is in the middle distance, below the rounded shape of Pīhanga.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-007-005
Watercolour by Charles Decimus Barraud

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/15130/lake-taupo-and-volcanic-peaks (accessed 23 February 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015