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Address: | Tr, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 349 3714
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Activities: Four-wheeling, Walking
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

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We viewed this mountain from the air and it is absolutely amazing. The 17 km fault is clearly visible from the air but not so well from the ground. The story of the cataclysmic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Jennifer M
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Middle Sackville, NS, Canada
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Middle Sackville, NS, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We viewed this mountain from the air and it is absolutely amazing. The 17 km fault is clearly visible from the air but not so well from the ground. The story of the cataclysmic eruption is impressive.

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The mountain has been quiet since the 1880 explosive eruption that vaporized much in the area and killed an entire village,and changed the face of the land. Some of the greatest boating and fresh water fishing in new Zealand. Fabulous scenery, especially at the new year when the local pohutukawa trees are in flower.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Two of us did the Mt Tarawera – Fly / Drive Combo - by Helicopter with Volcanic Air (Tour 3D). Expensive, but well worth it. We flew from the lake front in Rotorua up to Mt Tarawera. The flight took about 20 minutes. We then met a guide and walked down into the crater itself. I was a little apprehensive... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

First of all, the ride towards the mountain is awesome. It's 20 minutes off-road with stunning views. After that the friendly crew will take you to the top of the mountain. At the top you can see several lakes and if you're lucky even White Island. It is an unique view. Highly recommended.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We took the opportunity to go by helicopter to White Island and go right inside n active volcano. We then flew on to Mt Terawera where we walk around the top. An experience not to be missed.

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Wgtn, NZ
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Calgary, Canada
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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!!

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Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
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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.

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