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Lucky enough to be able to visit this place thanks to Kaitiaki, I was amazed by the beauty of the place... We were the only ones there (a group of a dozen of people), and could see 360 around us. Everything there dated back from...More
Our visit to Mt Tarawera was actually done a number of years ago, but volcanoes being what they are, generally do not change much over time. The day was fine and clear, We were driven up via a very unformed track to near the edge...More
I took a group to the South Pacific & in New Zealand our guide asked us if we would like to hike into a volcano. My group consisted of young people who had an excellent sense of adventure-which I expected. We were picked up at...More
Our group hiked up the mountain in June. It was cold and foggy and windy and the top, but we had a great time! We did the hike through a tour agency, and I think it is hard to do the hike otherwise. Our two...More
My boyfriend and I went on a guided tour up Mount Tarawera with Kaitiaki Tours and we were blown away. From the moment we were picked up from our lodge in Rotorua, we were instantly looked after. The driven track to get to the top...More
This was the best activity that I ever had here in Rotorua.. The view was spectacular. You must wear a hiking shoes for you to be more comfortable. Its a fun experience. Our guide Taryn , David and Meagan were awesome. I would highly recommend...More
Sitting dusty and shaken (by driver Steve) after a Grand Day Out. Red rocks, black rocks, red and black rocks. Layer on layer. Great views from the top, including White Island in the distance. Thanks a lot guys. Not sure I understood the Maori prayer...More
When you view this mountain from the splendid lookout on the lakeside road leading into Spencer's Bay, you are immediately struck by the odd shape Tarawera, and it's two sister domes, Ruawahia and Wahanga, which make up the present-day mountain, quietly brooding at the head...More
I had to select a date from 2018, but I haven't been there for years. But when I was much younger, my late grandparents had retired in Rotorua, so I know the area very well, including this place. It's a pity that the eruption destroyed...More
Its set in the most stunning surrounding hills and Lakes.
The Blue and Green Lakes are on the way there.
The remains of Pink Terraces are only a ferry trip across the lake as is the Buried Village.
Great Mix of Maori history ,culture and...More
HI EmmaSaraWilliams, there is a rest stop on the way up, about five minutes from the top carpark, we always stop there for people to make use of the toilets as there is very little cover on top of the mountain.