Story: Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration

Lake Taupō

Lake Taupō

This satellite image shows Lake Taupō. The lake’s full name is Taupō-nui-a-Tia (the rain cloak of Tia). Tia was one of the great explorers of the Taupō area, and the name originally referred to cliffs that resembled his cloak.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration - Te Arawa explorers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007