On June 10, 1886, Mount Tarawera, which is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is close to Rotorua, experienced a powerful eruption. It is the most recent big eruption in New Zealand, and it caused the deaths of approximately 120 people. Additionally, it was responsible for the destruction of the Pink and White Terraces, which were New Zealand’s most visited tourist attraction at the time.
Experience the ultimate Rotorua adventure with our knowledgeable local guides. Learn about Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and care of the land – while you explore a breathtakingly gorgeous area. Go RAFTING in Rotorua and conquer the 7-meter Tutea Falls, the world’s tallest commercially navigable waterfall. Try your hand at SLEDDING to discover the Kaituna River, which is surrounded by a rain forest. Or, you can climb into the centre of a volcano’s crater on MOUNT TARAWERA. We combine great experiences with Maori culture to create an experience that is distinctly New Zealand. This is why we are considered one of the top must do Rotorua activities.
Mount Tarawera offers a landscape and history unlike any other. Mount Tarawera’s infamous eruption on June 10, 1886, created the youngest geothermal valley in the world, Waimangu, while destroying the iconic Pink and White Terraces. This fully guided walking tour explores the area’s distinctive landscape and history. This trip is suitable for people of all ages and includes an optional descent into the core of the volcano’s crater.
This fully guided walking tour explores the area’s distinctive landscape and history. With unmatched scenic vistas and 360-degree panoramic views, the additional hike around the Tarawera dome above lakes Rotomahana and Tarawera extends the original world-class crater adventure, connecting back to the famous half-day excursion on the summit of the highest of three peaks, Ruawahia. This intimate experience is appropriate for all ages and includes a sprint into the centre of the volcano’s crater.
With Kaitiaki Adventures, you may combine the unforgettable experience of crater walking with the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Kaituna. An all-day package that will take you from the volcanic crater of Mt. Tarawera to the Okere portion of the Kaituna River, where you will raft the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall and take on 14 rapids with world-class guides and gear. This adventure will last the entire day. Each excursion is entirely guided, and transportation to and from your accommodation is provided as part of the package.
With Kaitiaki Adventures, you may combine the unique crater trekking experience with rafting on the Kaituna. A full-day excursion that takes you from the crater of Mount Tarawera to where whitewater rafting meets luge!
Kaitiaki Adventures is the original White-Water Sledging specialist in New Zealand.
Navigate your own sailboat down the river, over eddies, and over the rapids using only your feet’s flippers. Take in the stunning native landscape from eye level.
This unique experience combines spectacular aerial views of our crater lakes, national parks and Mount Tarawera with the renowned 4WD and walking tour of this iconic volcano by Kaitiaki Adventures. Share in the regions unique history, culture and scenery by land and air with well informed and passionate local guides. The walking portion of this tour can be demanding and it is recommended for those who are active and relatively fit. ( not suitable young children)
This one-of-a-kind experience lets guests to travel to Mt. Tarawera with Volcanic Air, taking in the area’s natural beauty from the air, before landing on the mountain for a guided crater walk. This flight features breathtaking views of Lakes Okareka, Tarawera, and Rotomahana, as well as being able to see on clear days White Island and Mount Ruapehu on clear days. After landing in lake Rerewhakaaitu, you will meet your Kaitiaki Adventures Mountain Guides who will lead you up and around Mt Tarawera’s crater before returning you to Rotorua.