Mt. Tarawera, Rotorua

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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. Take a look at our Rotorua day trip planner to schedule your visit to Mt. Tarawera and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Its about time there was another public outcry over the lack of access to this iconic mountain. Its part of us kiwi’s heritage, part of who we are. We all loved to visit the place until 2002 when all ...  more »
  • This tour was organised by Number 8 Tours a travel group for seniors. On arriving at Lake Rerewhakaitu we boarded a 4 wheel drive which took us over a really back country road to near the crater and f...  more »
  • Kaitiaki Tours picked us up at our Hotel and so our adventure began. We were with another couple of similar age, plus the tour provided 2 guides for us. The trip up the mountain was really quite bumpy...  more »

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