Story: Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration

Rotorua lakes

Rotorua lakes

This view over the Rotorua lakes is taken from Mt Tarawera. Two of the lakes were named by the explorers Īhenga and Kahumatamomoe: Te Rotoiti-a-Īhenga (Lake Rotoiti) and Te Rotoruanui-a-Kahumatamomoe (Lake Rotorua).

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration - Te Arawa explorers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14142/rotorua-lakes (accessed 6 April 2020)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007