LIFE AMONGST THE STEAM AND HOT POOLS

Rotorua Visitor Guide - - What’s On In -

Ro­torua is a place where steam rises from cracks in the pave­ment, where mud plops and bub­bles, hot water springs sim­mer un­der­wa­ter and gey­sers gush from rocks. This is the en­vi­ron­ment in which the peo­ple of Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao still live to­day, at Whakare­warewa – The Liv­ing Ther­mal Vil­lage, where they have lived for gen­er­a­tions, host­ing vis­i­tors since the early 1800s. Maori who set­tled in Ro­torua set up their vil­lages amongst the geo­ther­mal fea­tures, us­ing the nat­u­ral re­source to cook food and for bathing. They learnt very early on about the heal­ing pow­ers of geo­ther­mal wa­ters and mud.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.