Story: Hot springs, mud pools and geysers

Warbrick Terrace

Warbrick Terrace

Waimangu guide Alfred Warbrick used sandbags to modify and slow the discharge from a spring close to the edge of Lake Rotomahana. Silica has gradually been deposited over the sandbags, producing the feature known as Warbrick Terrace, which is partly covered by colourful algae.

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Carol Stewart, 'Hot springs, mud pools and geysers - People, animals and plants in geothermal areas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006