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Sulphur Flats

Sulphur Flats

Sulphur Flats is at the south end of Lake Rotorua, by the outlet of the Puarenga Stream, which flows through Whakarewarewa geothermal area. Sulphur Flats is also a zone of thermal activity. Although it is close to built-up areas, it remains largely in its natural state. The adjoining Sulphur Point Wildlife Sanctuary is an important waterbird habitat, and the offshore islands were once Māori stone-working sites.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Lake Rotorua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015