Kōrero: Volcanic Plateau places

Waikimihia (Hinemoa’s bath)

Waikimihia (Hinemoa’s bath)

Waikimihia, the natural hot pool shown in this turn-of-the-century postcard, plays a role in the famous love story of Hinemoa and Tūtānekai. Hinemoa swam out to Mokoia Island at night to meet her forbidden lover. She left the lake shore at what is now called Hinemoa Point, near Ōwhata, and later recovered from her swim by soaking in the hot pool.

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Rotorua Museum of Art and History, Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa
Reference: OP-2985

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Lake Rotorua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15013/waikimihia-hinemoas-bath (accessed 6 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015