We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mt. Tarawera

Address: | Tr, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 349 3714
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$164*
and up
Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from...
92%
Ranked #8 of 34 Attractions in Rotorua
Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Four-wheeling, Walking
Attraction details
Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Four-wheeling, Walking
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    39
    13
    3
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Wgtn, NZ
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

a wonderful sight viewed any time of the day. BUT expensive to take a trip to the top unless you are a ratepayer removing seedling pines from the slopes...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you like the out doors and fresh crisp breath taking views where you can also catch fabulous rainbow trout then this is the place to check out

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I love to hike especially when I'm in NZ I come down to Rotorua and to Mt Tarawera this massive dormant volcano is a fantastic place to kick back and watch the scenery unfold before your eyes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very interesting walk that takes you to the top of Mount Tarawera where you can see the remnants of the 1886 eruption!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Coming around the corner and seeing Mount Tarawera across the lake was an awe inspiring moment. Seeing the tall mountain above a peaceful lake is difficult to put into words. Thoroughly recommend going there and seeing for yourself. A great spot to visit. Road a bit windy to get there but slow driving keeps one safe.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fountain Hill, Arizona
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Helipro helicopter tour which took off from Te Puia was absolutely amazing. The views of the lakes and beautiful landscape and the volcano's massive crater was best viewed from the sky. Our pilot was vey nice, courteous, knowlegeable and very informative. We landed on the summit of Mt Tarawera where we had a very spectacular views of mountains, lakes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellingen, Australia
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
52 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We did the Helipro helicopter tour of White Island a couple of years ago and were blown away. Visiting Taupo this time, we chose to do the Mt Tarawera Faultline Direct flight. We'd already visited the thermal area of Waimangu on the ground and been to Rotorua museum, where the history of the 1886 is graphically told, complete with "earthquake... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perugia, Italy
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
40 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Been here in june 2014. In the afternoon after we visited Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and after a quick bite at the Subway along the road to the airport. The drive itself is worth the time spent, passing by nice landscapes, Blue Lake (Tikitapu), Green Lake (Rotokakahi), The Buried Village (Te Wairoa), Lake Tarawera. We observed Mount Tarawera from a distance,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
ruthin UK
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The aerial tour from Lake Rotorua is excellent value and follows the eruption trail of the 1800s. Looks like an excellent hiking and walking area too

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tauranga, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the best place in NZ, a bit cold at this time of the year but hey where isn't it. an amazing lake and if you take the time to just sit and wait, you will feel the magic

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Mt. Tarawera also viewed

Rotorua, Rotorua District
Rotorua, Rotorua District
 
Waimangu, Rotorua District
Rotorua, Rotorua District
 

Been to Mt. Tarawera? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mt. Tarawera staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?