I could easily picture this as a prehistoric landscape. Dense vegetation, no pollution or trash. Simply stunning!
Te Wairoa Buried Village was beautiful! But so was the view from a walk a little higher up, passing Wairere falls. Sometimes, I find it hard to fathom such a beautiful country exists. But it does, and it’s called Aotearoa. ❤
“Te Wairoa (also known as The Buried Village) is a deserted village located close to the shore of Lake Tarawera in New Zealand’s North Island. It was a Māori and European settlement founded in 1848 by the Reverend Seymour Mills Spencer where visitors would stay on their way to visit the Pink and White Terraces.Continue reading “The Wairoa Buried Village”
A perfectly tranquil path through the green, of what once was a bustling centre of tourism, until the Mount Tarawera eruption in 1886 destroyed the Pink and White Terraces.
On my latest travels to New Zealand last December/January, mom and I went to Te Wairoa Buried Village, near Rotorua. In 1886 Mount Tarawera erupted, destroying the Pink and White Terraces and burying the village of Te Wairoa. Today, it’s the most visited archaeological site in New Zealand. I’ve always been fascinated by the storyContinue reading “May it guide you on your journey”