Story: Volcanic Plateau places

Site of the Terraces Hotel, Taupō (2nd of 2)

Site of the Terraces Hotel, Taupō

Thermal activity on the Waipāhīhī Stream, a short distance from the Taupō lakefront, provided the raison d’être for this Māori settlement and cultivations. The Terraces Hotel (later De Brett’s), which opened in 1889, was built on the cliffs to the right. Patrons descended into the valley to bathe in the hot water.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Taupō', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15070/site-of-the-terraces-hotel-taupo (accessed 27 October 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015