Tarawera VolcanoLocated just 1½ hours drive from Rotorua, Mount Tarawera erupted with cataclysmic force in 1886, drowning the surrounding areas in layers of ash and mud, and splitting the mountain virtually in two.
Morning and afternoon tours are offered to Mt Tarawera, with pick up and drop off services from your accommodation at Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre.
Today, you can take a helicopter ride or walking tour to the summit of this sacred volcano. Look inside the massive crater at its peak, marvel at panoramic views beyond and below you, and learn about the amazing history of this landscape and the devastation of the 1886 eruption.
Standing on the top of an ancient volcano is an experience not to be passed by.