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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  • Beautiful..worth the time...just go..relax, enjoy, take photos....amazing spot ....quiet, peaceful thought provoking..glad we took the time 
  • 3 makes a round trip to the Summit and, most importantly, within this mountain from Rotorua to the most high, 360-degree views of the surrounding whon seems fine. Get away from downtown, but if you like outdoor activities, see.
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  • I'm a NZ resident and am astounded by the sheer beauty of places right in our own country such as this one! This is just breathtaking! I have been to lots of lovely places around the world and this is...  more »