Lake Te Paritu facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake Te Paritu
Caldera of the Mayor Island (New Zealand ). 1986
|Basin countries||New Zealand|
|Surface area||3.2 hectares (7.9 acres)|
Lake Te Paritu, also known as Black Lake, is one of two small crater lakes on Mayor Island / Tuhua in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. It is connected to the larger Lake Aroarotamahine or Green Lake by a wetland, but there is no surface outlet to the sea as both lakes are in a depression.
The lake has a black colour due to fine sediment. According to Māori legend, the black is the blood of Tuhua (obsidian) which fought a battle with Pounamu (greenstone) who, defeated, fled to the South Island.
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