Guide to New Zealand: The Most Wonderful Scenic Paradise in the World, the Home of the Maori (Classic Reprint)
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Publisher: Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)
By: C. N. Baeyertz (Author)
Te Aroha Hot Springs.
Te Aroha is a healthy holiday resort situate 115 miles south of Auckland. It is connected with Auckland by direct rail, and also ny steamer and rail via Thames.
It Contains three comfortable Hotels (tariff, 6/- to 7/- per day) and several unlicensed Accommodation Houses (tariff, 20/- to 25/- per week), and has a duly qualified resident medical practitioner subsidised by the Government.
Two Tennis Courts and a Bowling Green are provided in the Public Domain, and the Te Aroha Golf Club has excellent links, permission to play on which must be obtained from the Club.
Pleasant Boating Excursions may be made on the Waihau River, and in season good shooting and fishing is to be had in the neighbourhood of Te Aroha.
Excellent Public Swimming and Private Baths have been erected and well housed, and are supplied with a variety of natural hot mineral waters. Sulphur Baths and cold Swimming Baths are also provided.
Charges range from 2d. to 1/- per bath, according to nature of bath taken. Towels, 2d. in all cases except to bathers holding 1/- ticket. Male and female attendants in charge of baths.
The Waters are known to be efficacious in cases of Gout, Rheumatism, Dyspepsia, Neuralgia, Sciatica, in ailments due to excess of Acidity, in disorders of the Urinary Organs, in Eczema and other Skin Diseases, in derangement of the Kidneys, Liver, and Spleen.
Rotorua is situate on a large and beautiful lake of the same name, 171 miles from the city of Auckland, and is connected by daily railway service. It is the centre of the Wonderland of New Zealand. Within a few miles of it may be seen geysers (Waimangu the largest on earth), boiling springs and lakes, and other thermal wonders of great variety, weirdness, and beauty: also cold crystal springs, magnificent forests, etc.
Rotorua has a temperate and healthy climate, and excellent Hotels and Accommodation Houses (tariffs, 5/- to 10/- per day).
The Government Sanatorium for treatment of invalids, and numerous well-equipped Hot Mineral Water Baths are under control of A. S. Wohlmann, M. D., B. S. (honours), M. R. C. S., L. R. C. P., a Specialist, late of Bath, England, under engagement to the New Zealand Government.
The Charge for accommodation at the Government Sanatorium, including baths, medical attendance, nursing and medicine, is 30/- per week. Doctor's consultation fees to persons other than patients in the Sanatorium is to 6 for each consultation at the consulting rooms, and 21/- for each consultation at the patient's residence.
The Bath Houses are well equipped. Large Hot Swimming Pools and various Private Baths are provided. The charges for Swimming and ordinary Private Baths are from 6d. to 2/- per bath, for Hot Air and Douche Bath 3/-, and for Massage 5/- per hour. Male and female attendants in charge of Baths.
The Natural Hot Mineral Waters cure Rheumatism, Sciatica, Gout, Obesity, Liver Complaints, Uterine Troubles, Nervous Disorders, Skin Diseases, and other kindred ailments.
Extensive Public Recreation Grounds are provided, comprising 250 acres of beautiful, well-kept gardens, and including Tennis Courts, Croquet Lawns, and Bowling Greens. Playing materials are supplied to players at a small fee. Excellent fishing may be had in season, and pleasant excursions by steamboats may be made on the Lakes.
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