Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Whakarewarewa, around 1900

Whakarewarewa, around 1900

This is the entrance to the Whakarewarewa thermal area, around 1900. Behind the thermal zone are the plantings of the Whakarewarewa nursery, the forerunner of today’s Whakarewarewa Forest. The modest buildings on the far right were inherited by the Forestry Research Institute, later SCION.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - From rimu and tōtara to pinus radiata', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015