The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 45
Although the approaches to this lake are not very prepossessing, when the tourist nears its waters the scene changes, and a grand view presents itself to his gaze. The south-east background is filled by a hugh mountain. This has been described as a high sloping terraced base, from which spring three mounts. One of these forms a truncated page 72 cone rising to a height of 3,000 feet above sea level. On one of these mountains is situated a Maori place of sepulture, where scraped bones of brave warriors are deposited. This triple mountain overlooks Rotomahana.