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Mt. Tarawera

| Tr, Rotorua, New Zealand
64 7 349 3714
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Ranked #16 of 45 Attractions in Rotorua
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Type: Volcanos
Activities: Four-wheeling, Walking
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Gleniffer
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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

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Perugia, Italy
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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

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ruthin UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The wife and me landed on top of Mt Tarawera as part of a helicopter tour. Breathtaking, awe-inspiring and most of all very humbling is how I'd describe this. Seeing the size of the crater makes you feel rather small. The vibe on the mountain makes it easy to understand why it's not open for one and all to trample... More

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Bunbury, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Probably one of the highlights of our visit. The floatplane flight over Tarawera is highly recommended

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

When I visited this place, it was shrouded in mist and you could ski down the crater to the crater floor. What is amazing is that the pumice gives way, so its like skiing around boulders. All the more exciting because the fog meant you could not see the bottom.

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Cairns, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

You would expect the water to be freezing cold. We were taken here by friends. I am glad it was their car on the rugged gravel road. A very pleasant and unique experience. I would recommend this spot for a free dip in the mineral waters of Rotorua.

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Cambridge.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We walked out of Te Puia across the car park to our helicopter. The lady pilot was so enthusiastic about NZ and she was from the Netherlands. This ride to the top is stunning and not to be missed.

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Tarwin Lower, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Swum in the lake, fished in the lake, walked to the waterfalls at the lake & went to the hot pools there too. Except for parking availability, this place has it all!

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