The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 45
This lovely little lake lies about a mile from Tikitere. Leaving the springs the tourist wends his way on foot or horseback over a series of flats covered with groves of peach trees and sweetbriar scrub. The lake is surrounded by perpendicular walls of rock, crowned with dense forests. In some places these rocky embankments rise to close on 300 feet high. The scenery around the lake is most picturesque. The circumference of the basin is about two miles. There is some capital sport to be had here with the gun, for pheasants and water fowl swarm all over the surrounding country in large numbers.