The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 45
This fine sheet of water is about 27 miles in circumference. The country around this lake is very interesting, and the tourist who wishes to post himself up in Maori lore will have here an excellent opportunity of doing so. A populous settlement of a chief "Rapu," of the Ngatirangi wewehi tribe, is situated near the confluence of the pretty river Awahaou and the lake. There are several other native settlements in the district. Beyond Sulphur Point page 68 are two peninsulas named, Owhatiura and Oubate, which possess a peculiar charm for the tourist, as it was from one of these that Domett's heroine Hinemoa or Amohia swam to her lover on the island of Mokoia.