Prime Presents: The Hunt For The Pink And White Terraces

8:30pm Sunday, June 12 on Prime


When a team of New Zealand scientists discovered part of the legendary Pink and White Terraces earlier this year, the story made headlines around the world. In the 1800s, the Terraces were labelled the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” tourists came from around the globe to see them – two stacks of glimmering terraces made of silica, created by hot fluids packed with minerals derived from deep within the Earth. Then in June 1886, the Terraces were considered lost when Mt Tarawera erupted, devastating much of the surrounding landscape, and killing 120 people. Tonight this captivating local documentary examines the full story of the scientific expedition to re-discover the Terraces, lying at the bottom of Lake Rotomahana.

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