The bottom half of the pan photo was taken a short time before the main eruption 1886.
The top photo was taken from the same position in 2002
The top photo is used for finding the terraces.
The lake remained empty for six years after the eruption.
The lake filled in a spectacular manner over the next 100 years.
The lake rose from 280 metres above sea level to the present level of 240 metres above sea level,
due to the natural outlet being blocked during
books for sale.
At the Rotorua shop location indicated below.
Mcleods Booksellers Ltd.
If you are visiting Rotorua or in Rotorua now you may wish to drop into Mcleod's Booksellers. You can purchase a copy of "The Pink And White Terraces Revisited. The shop owner David Thorpe is a long time resident of Rotorua and has an abundance of local knowledge.
The shop is located at 1148 Pukuatua Street Rotorua. New Zealand
Inquiries. David Thorpe , Phone 064 07 3485388.
Your book can be delivered to your home
On line sales Herby FitzGerald.
Phone (New Zealand ) 021 0264 9006