Sulphur Flats is at the south end of Lake Rotorua, by the outlet of the Puarenga Stream, which flows through Whakarewarewa geothermal area. Sulphur Flats is also a zone of thermal activity. Although it is close to built-up areas, it remains largely in its natural state. The adjoining Sulphur Point Wildlife Sanctuary is an important waterbird habitat, and the offshore islands were once Māori stone-working sites.
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