The newly opened Tarawera Trail is attracting more walkers each and every day. Photo by David Walmsley.

The newly opened Tarawera Trail is attracting more walkers each and every day. Photo by David Walmsley.

Best known as ‘Guide Sophia’ (but sometimes also as Te Paea or Tepaea), Hinerangi was the principal tourist guide of the famous Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana. Following their destruction during the Mt Tarawera eruption of 1886, she became a tour guide at nearby Whakarewarewa, Rotorua. Her vision of the ghostly waka foretold the eruption of Mount Tarawera.

Best known as ‘Guide Sophia’ (but sometimes also as Te Paea or Tepaea), Hinerangi was the principal tourist guide of the famous Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana. Following their destruction during the Mt Tarawera eruption of 1886, she became a tour guide at nearby Whakarewarewa, Rotorua. Her vision of the ghostly waka foretold the eruption of Mount Tarawera.

Beautiful New Zealand!  Lake Tarawera, Rotorua.

Beautiful New Zealand! Lake Tarawera, Rotorua.

Te Rata Bay, Lake Tarawera, New Zealand

Te Rata Bay, Lake Tarawera, New Zealand

Te Karamea at Lake Tarawera, New Zealand. Always in our hearts

Te Karamea at Lake Tarawera, New Zealand. Always in our hearts

Te Rata Bay (Hot Water Beach) :: Donated by Sheldon Nesdale

Te Rata Bay (Hot Water Beach) :: Donated by Sheldon Nesdale

A majestic Rata Tree. Photo taken by David Walmsley.

A majestic Rata Tree. Photo taken by David Walmsley.

Lake Tarawera sunset. Photo by David Walmsley.

Lake Tarawera sunset. Photo by David Walmsley.


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On the way to Tarawera Falls

On the way to Tarawera Falls

Te Karamea at Lake Tarawera, New Zealand. Always in our hearts

Te Karamea at Lake Tarawera, New Zealand. Always in our hearts

Best known as ‘Guide Sophia’ (but sometimes also as Te Paea or Tepaea), Hinerangi was the principal tourist guide of the famous Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana. Following their destruction during the Mt Tarawera eruption of 1886, she became a tour guide at nearby Whakarewarewa, Rotorua. Her vision of the ghostly waka foretold the eruption of Mount Tarawera.

Best known as ‘Guide Sophia’ (but sometimes also as Te Paea or Tepaea), Hinerangi was the principal tourist guide of the famous Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana. Following their destruction during the Mt Tarawera eruption of 1886, she became a tour guide at nearby Whakarewarewa, Rotorua. Her vision of the ghostly waka foretold the eruption of Mount Tarawera.

Te Rata Bay, Lake Tarawera, New Zealand

Te Rata Bay, Lake Tarawera, New Zealand

Lake Tarawera sunset. Photo by David Walmsley.

Lake Tarawera sunset. Photo by David Walmsley.

Te Rata Bay (Hot Water Beach) :: Donated by Sheldon Nesdale

Te Rata Bay (Hot Water Beach) :: Donated by Sheldon Nesdale

Beautiful New Zealand!  Lake Tarawera, Rotorua.

Beautiful New Zealand! Lake Tarawera, Rotorua.

Rotorua's Lake Tarawera Trail opens this weekend

Rotorua's Lake Tarawera Trail opens this weekend

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