The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62
at their feet. A gradual descent of about eleven miles bring us to the lake, and after completing over 100 miles in clouds of dust, the attention and refreshment offered at the hotel are very grateful. Soon we sally forth to do the lions. The "Crow's Nest" is first visited, an exhibition in the shape of a geyser sixty feet high. Other points of interest are "The Devil's Punch Bowl," "Witches' Cauldron," "Porridge Pot," Little Crow's Nest," and "Big Ben," all wonders of various kinds filled with boiling water or mud from mother earth's subterranean cooking range. These wonders are all situate on the banks of the Waikato River, which takes its rise in the lake, and page 57 are within easy reach of the tourist, either riding, driving or afoot.