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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 45



This region of geysers, boiling springs, and sulphur holes page 66 is adjoining Arike Kapa Kapa, and both places can be easily inspected in a day. We have not space at our disposal to do anything like justice to this remarkable locality, so we will just mention a few of the interesting sights about it. The "Oil Bath," so-called by Europeans from the oily appearance of its water, is noted for its curative properties. A number of geysers, many of which cast up steam spray to a height of from 20 to 40 feet, will attract attention. The principal geyser, named Waikiti, is remarkable for the huge mountain-like cone of incrustations which is built up around its mouth. This cone rises up in a succession of steps of white silica, and terminates in a tapering point at an altitude of about 40 feet. A grand view is obtainable from the summit of this cone.

The other places of interest in the neighbourhood of Ohinemutu are Sulphur Point, Uauhata, The White Sulphur Bath, The Pain Killer, The Sulphur Cups, The Coffee Pot, and the Cream Cups. Every information connected with these sights can be obtained from the guide.