Mt. Tarawera, Rotorua

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Volcano Nature / Park
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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  • After our "Buried Village" visit at Rotorua we then headed towards the lake and had a great glimpse view of the Mount Tarawera. The scenery was picturesque and really amazing. As we had a lesson of le...  more »
  • Kaitiaki Adventures take you up the mountain via a very bumpy 4WD track, and you walk around one of the craters, down inside the crater, and back out of it. We were there on an absolutely perfect day,...  more »
  • With Kaitaki Experiences from Rotorua - it is a thirty minute ride to the start of the 4WD track up to the mountain - a very bumpy thirty minutes plus experience in a bus with limited suspension - onc...  more »