From the Visitor Guide handed out to visitors of Whakarewarewa Thermal Village: Early Maori utilized native materials to build their homes. The first inhabitants of Whakarewarewa built directly on top of the geothermal area to take advantage of the heat to warm their homes. (more photos of this village will be posted later today on my vacation blog... still slogging away at catching up with posts)
Finally, some snow!
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