Story: Hawke’s Bay places

Roadside Stories: Visiting Tarawera

A remote spot on the Napier–Taupō road, Tarawera was first a Māori village, then a military stockade and an important coach stop. Author Katherine Mansfield – then aged 19 – spent a night in Tarawera in 1907, and enjoyed bathing in the nearby hot springs.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Tarawera. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - Inland of Hastings and Napier', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35288/roadside-stories-visiting-tarawera (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015