1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Rotorua
  4. Mt Tarawera

Rotorua: Mount Tarawera Volcanic Crater Half-Day Guided Walk

Product ID: 178682
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Discover the unique landscape and history of Mount Tarawera on a unique 4-hour half-day adventure from Rotorua. Learn the history and discover local myths and legends from your experienced guide.
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Duration: 4.5 hours
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  • Ascend Mount Tarawera by off-road 4x4 vehicle and a guided hike to the summit
  • Combine Maori culture with stunning scenic vistas and 360° panoramic views
  • Discover local history, myths, and legends from your experienced guide
  • Leap into the heart of a volcanic crater on a fun and optional 'scree' run
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Start your 4-hour adventure with pickup from your hotel, where you'll meet your friendly local guide and fellow passengers. Journey out of Rotorua toward the base of Mt Tarawera. Throughout the day, your guide will share the history of Mount Tarawera's eruption as well as local myths and legends. 

On arrival at the mountain base, begin the ascent to the crater's edge in an off-road 4x4 vehicle up through native bushland. After a quick stop at the solar-powered mountain base, continue up to the beginning of the track. Your guide will share Maori prayer, Karakia, before you start your hike up to the summit.

Admire stunning scenic vistas and 360-degree panoramic views as you enjoy the hike up. At the summit, you can leap down into the heart of the volcanic crater for a fun and short run.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Courtesy transfers from Rotorua to the base of Mount Tarawera
  • Transport by 4x4 vehicle up Mount Tarawera
  • 90-minute guided crater walk
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Suitable for children aged 7 and older
• Only a moderate level of fitness required
• You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks

From US$ 115.19 per person

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Kaitiaki Adventures

Product ID: 178682