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Mt Tarawera Guided Volcanic Crater Experience - 4.5hrs

Experience the history and unique landscape that is Mount Tarawera. Let our local knowledgeable guides enthrall you on this fully guided walking experience.

Highlights

  • Pick up from Rotorua Town Centre, 25m Drive to Base of Mt - Running commentary from Guide of surrounding area
  • 4WD Drive 8.2Km up to the Base Camp, Toilet Stop
  • Drive to Craters Edge & Commence Hike (Several Options available)
  • Aprox 90m Hike, Be enthralled by History and Cultural stories
  • Optional 'Scree Run' into the heart of the Volcanic Crater
  • Drive back to Rotorua

Experience the history and unique landscape that is Mount Tarawera. Mt Tarawera erupted on June 10th, 1886, the eruption destroyed the legendary Pink and White Terraces but also created the world’s youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu.

Let our local knowledgeable guides enthrall you on this fully guided walking experience. With 360 panoramic views and unmatched scenic vistas this trip encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area. It is ideal for all ages and includes an optional run in to the heart of the volcanic crater!

Per Person $185.00

What's included

  • Shuttle/Transport
  • Local Knowledgeable Guide

Duration

  • 4.5Hrs

Location

  • 1103 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 3010 or select address through checkout.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 7

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Suitable for Moderate Level of Physical Fitness - if you are unsure, please contact us!

    This experience is weather dependent: We do hike in the rain however some views maybe compromised. We do not hike in high winds.

Available Bookings from October 24 to October 30

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  • Per Person$99.00

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  • Per Person$99.00

  • Per Person$119.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.9

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Nic Wordsworth from New Zealand wrote on 07 April 2021

Mt Tarawera crater

Great guides, very knowledgeable about the area stunning scenery and a great descent into the crater, well worth doing.

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From Mt Tarawera Guided Volcanic Crater Experience - 4.5hrs

Kia Ora Nic, Thank you for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed the stunning scenery. Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures.

Melanie Rex from New Zealand wrote on 03 October 2021

Terrific and Tarawera

This is an amazing trip in itself.... But made all the better by the awesome guides Harry and Dan. I have no hesitation on recommending this special trip to a unique place.

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Kia Ora Melanie, Thank you for your great review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your hike on Mt Tarawera with our guides Harry and Dan. Thank you for recommending our activity as well. All the best! Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures

claire from New Zealand wrote on 24 July 2021

Family adventure

Great overall trip. Guide Frank was friendly and knowledgeable We really enjoyed the crater run and the 4 wheel bus trip was bumpy but fun ,kids enjoyed it age 14 and 9. . We were in clouds so views were blocked until the end when the sky cleared. Will have to go and do it all again . A hot drink would have made it perfect!

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From Mt Tarawera Guided Volcanic Crater Experience - 4.5hrs

Kia Ora Claire, Thank you for your review! We are glad you still enjoyed your time with us hiking up Mt Tarawera despite the clouds being in the way. All the best and we hope to see you in the near future! Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures

Laurie Haysom from New Zealand wrote on 30 October 2020

Mt tarawera experience

Kaitaki adventures cancelled my first trip not enough people and my 2 nd trip didn't know I was going till I rang them at 9 am .I was picked up on time at holiday park. We signed in on tablet .About 20 mins on road to turn off then 4 wd road rough in places .Stop at hut for toilet break .4wd gets you close to crater rim .So less hiking .Was cloudy so no views of lakes .We hiked along rim to summit at 1111 mts took photos .Our guide Ben was informative about history and told us 3 story's .We hiked into crater on steep downward slope of volcanic rocks .Crater very colourful and guide explained different rocks in crater .then hike up steep ledge back to crater rim .Was cloudy but seeing mist was good as well .About 4 Kms of hiking with photo stops taking my time wasn't rushed by guide .Trip worth doing via bookme at 99 but company price is 185 Picked up about 10 .05am back at 2 30 pm so 4 .5 HR trip with stops and history talks .Good trip but mine was cloudy be better on a sunny day

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Briahnne Geraghty from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2021

Amazing!!

Amazing hike with amazing local guides who are kiwis!! Will for sure be doing this again!

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Kia Ora Briahnne, thank you so much for the 5 star review! Absolutely stoked that you enjoyed your experience on our gorgeous maunga! We'll have you back again, any time! Be sure to let your friends and whānau know about us, too! Ngā mihi nunui, Kaitiaki Adventures Whānau.

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