Kōrero: Volcanic Plateau places

Site of the Terraces Hotel, Taupō (2 o 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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Taupō Museum of Art and History

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Taupō', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15070/site-of-the-terraces-hotel-taupo (accessed 12 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015