Take the road to Lake Tarawera, the village is located passed the Green lake.
Te Wairoa was buried by a violent eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886.
There is a museum and an archeological site with full descriptions of what was buried and destructed by the volcano.
It is privately run, a good initiative to preserve the history of the area.
Obviously is not as spectacular and not as archeologically important as Pompei and Ercolano in Italy (destructed by the volcano Vesuvio) but is still interesting and worth the visit.
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