The Māori village of Whakarewarewa, with its geysers, hot springs and bubbling mud pools, became a tourist attraction in the late 19th century. Whakarewarewa was known for its female guides – Guide Maggie (Mākereti Papakura) later lived in the UK and studied anthropology at Oxford, and Guide Rangi (Rangitīaria Dennan) guided both the young Queen Elizabeth and US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Listen to a Roadside Story about Whakarewarewa. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number sa-t-2118-pm).
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