Mt. Tarawera, Rotorua

(4.7/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
In addition to offering exciting outdoor activities, Mt. Tarawera holds significance as a piece of New Zealand's history. In the 1800s, tourists used to flock here to see the mount's pink and white silica terraces, which were destroyed in 1886 when the volcano erupted. The eruption left several huge craters and blue lakes, which today serve as a playground for outdoor enthusiasts visiting the now-dormant volcano. Hike to the summit, tour the mount on ATVs, or experience a thrilling scree run into the crater. Make Mt. Tarawera a centerpiece of your Rotorua vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rotorua holiday planner.
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  • Excellent touring very well organized with adorable guide and driver. This site is sacred and in view of the non respect of the tourists in the past (thrown everywhere waste etc.) must now go through an agency to access. We were alone in the middle of these beautiful one of our best memories of New Zealand landscapes!
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  • This is my favourite lake in Rotorua. Has a special feel to it. The scenery is out of this world and the water is sparkling and so clean. The water is perfect for a dip on a hot summers day. Please no...  more »
  • Headed to Tarawera with Kaitiaki adventures on Sunday and it was truly amazing... definitely up there with the Tongariro, and the views are some of the best I have seen in NZ . Staff were amazing, so ...  more »