Remnants of the Pink Terraces, which were situated near the white ones, have been discovered on the bed of Lake Rotomahana. The fabled Pink and White Terraces, also known as Te Otukapuarangi, were once dubbed the eighth wonder of the world and were a thriving tourist destination, attracting people from overseas. Buried for more than a century by a volcanic eruption, New Zealand’s pink and white terraces were finally rediscovered under ashes and dirt.



The eighth wonder of the world may have been rediscovered by scientists recently after having disappeared 131 years ago. Researchers in New Zealand believe they have rediscovered the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the pink and white terraces of Lake Rotomahana.

Rediscover the Pink and White Terraces and other hidden content with augmented reality. The Pink and White terraces were one of New Zealand’s leading tourist attractions in the late 19th century – often referred to by locals as the eighth wonder of the world – and were regularly painted and photographed.
These silica sinter deposits, the largest of their kind, were New Zealand’s greatest tourist attraction until 1886, when nearby Mount Tarawera erupted, covering the surrounding area with volcanic ash, mud and debris to a depth of 20 metres. The Pink and White terraces were one of New Zealand’s leading tourist attractions in the late 19th century – often referred to by locals as the eighth wonder of the world – and were regularly painted and photographed. Scientists have rediscovered what they claim is the eighth wonder of the world — Pink and White Terraces in New Zealand, which were buried in mud for a 100 years, losing some charm. In 2011, some 125 years after the eruption, a group of scientists led by Cornel de Ronde began an expedition to find the Pink and White terraces – because that was the problem – nobody actually knew where they were! The Pink and White Terraces of New Zealand, sometimes referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, were natural cascading pools that descended into a lake before a volcanic eruption of Mount Tarawera on June 10, 1886, buried them.
After 130 years, scientists rediscovered the eighth wonder of the world – the lost pink and white terraces buried for hundreds of years under the ground.

Published June 13, 2017. This included the nearby Pink and White Terraces, which were covered, and since then their exact location has been lost to time. The terraces comprised of silica sinter deposits, the largest known formations of this kind ever known to have existed on our planet. They are believed to have been some of the most extensive silica terraces in the world.

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On June 10, 1886, nearby Mount Tarawera erupted, causing ash, dirt, and other debris from under the lake to cover the surrounding area. The Waimangu App allows you to get the most out of your visit to the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. The terraces had never been properly surveyed by the government of the time, so there was no record of their exact latitude or longitude.

The location of the long lost “eighth wonder of the world” has been rediscovered in New Zealand, researchers claim. The Pink and White terraces in New Zealand were the world's largest silica sinter deposits on Earth, until they were destroyed in the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera. Remnants of the Pink Terraces, which were situated near the white ones, have been discovered on the bed of Lake Rotomahana.

Published June 13, 2017. The Waimangu App is completely free and includes information and features on both the self-guided walk/hike and the Lake Rotomahana boat cruise. By Annie Garau. By Annie Garau. Updated December 29, 2017.

Now, researchers think they've found them again. But at various times throughout history, candidates for another "wonder" have popped up, and the famed Pink and White Terraces of New Zealand were sometimes referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. The Pink and White Terraces of New Zealand were buried in a volcanic eruption 130 years ago. Scientists have rediscovered what they claim is the eighth wonder of the world -- Pink and White Terraces in New Zealand, which were buried in mud for a 100 years, losing some charm.

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In 1886, a volcanic catastrophe resulted in the loss of one of the most treasured geological wonders of New Zealand the Pink and White terraces of Lake Rotomahana in the Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley of the North Island of New Zealand.