Mt. Tarawera, Rotorua

(4.7/5 based on 110 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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  • A never to be forgotten experience 20 years ago, to be increased on this mountain. It's a pity that this is no longer possible since the handover to a Maori tribe. Well, there's only a car with four-wheel drive or demTouristen bus ride (to organize in the tourist office Rotorua).
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  • We tackled Mt Tarawera with the team at Kaitiaki Adventure and the ride alone was epic, with crevasses and holes to maneuver along the way. The hike was absolutely mind-blowing and took us deep into t...  more »
  • What a stunning view from the outlook on top of the mountain. We stopped there along with quite a good crowd of other people and took some great shots of the lake in front - stunning outlook over the ...  more »