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The Rotorua bathhouse (1st of 4)

The Rotorua bathhouse

The Tudor-style Rotorua bathhouse, opened in 1908, was a symbol of the government’s ambition to create a great South Seas spa. It was designed to attract local and international visitors. The imposing façade was matched by a luxurious interior, furnished with marble sculptures, magnificent porcelain baths and plush couches. Outside there were beautifully kept gardens, a band rotunda, bowling and croquet greens and tennis courts.

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Margaret McClure, 'Tourist industry - Māori entrepreneurs in Rotorua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Margaret McClure, published 11 Mar 2010