Story: Volcanic Plateau places



The thermal area at Tikitere, also known as Hell’s Gate, is the most active in the Rotorua district. It has long been popular with visitors, and attractions have names such as ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ and ‘Map of Australia’. The hot-water Kākahi falls are named after a chief of Ngāti Rangiteaorere, the owners of the reserve.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Lake Rotorua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 October 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015