Story: Tourist industry

Bathing at the White Terrace

Bathing at the White Terrace

Before being destroyed or submerged by the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886, the Pink and White Terraces at Rotomahana were a spectacular tourist attraction. The terraces had natural silica basins in which you could bathe. By the 1880s visiting the Terraces was the high point of a trip to the Antipodes.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, West Indies and New Zealand Album (PA1-q-265)
Reference: PA1-q-265-35-1

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Margaret McClure, 'Tourist industry - Māori entrepreneurs in Rotorua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23169/bathing-at-the-white-terrace (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Margaret McClure, published 11 Mar 2010