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White Island and Tarawera Volcanic Combo
13 December 2013
is the sacred mountain of the local Maori Tribe Ngati Rangitihi. As the
highest mountain in their tribal area, it plays an important role in
Maori culture. During the 1800s, the world famous
pink and white terraces were regarded as the eighth wonder of the world
and became New Zealand's first tourist attraction.