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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