Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Tikitapu and Lake Tarawera

Tikitapu and Lake Tarawera

Tikitapu (Blue Lake) lies in the foreground of this view. Mt Tarawera is at top left, with Lake Tarawera in front, and the Kāingaroa plateau in the distance. The lakes, mountain and plateau were all formed by recent volcanic activity.

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Reference: 1957/13
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - Geology and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15137/tikitapu-and-lake-tarawera (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015