Tarawera Bucket List

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Tarawera Bucket List

Tarawera is only 25 minutes from the city of Rotorua and it's many attractions. Below are some of the unique adventures to be had here at Lake Tarawera. Any of the bookable activities described are able to be booked when you make a reservation for your accommodation, you can also book sharing platters for when you arrive, picnic hampers or even a private chef if you're planning a celebration.

 

 

 

MOUNT TARAWERA CRATER WALK

If you're looking for a unique walk then the guided walk around Mount Tarawera is for you. The guided walk is less than 4km but it is truly awesome. The drive out takes 45-60 minutes. This fully guided walking experience encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area. With unmatched scenic vistas and 360 panoramic views. Ideal for all ages and includes an optional run in to the heart of the volcanic crater kaitiaki.co.nz  073572236

TARAWERA WATER TAXI AND EXCURSIONS

We also have a water taxi service on the lake run by Totally Tarawera. Trips to hot water beach, natural hot pools and the Tarawera Falls Walk  can all be arranged. Dave will also tell you all about the history of this facinating area during your trip. If your feeling particularly adventurous you could walk the Tarawera Trail and the water taxi will pick you up at Hot Water Beach totallytarawera.com 073628080

HORSE TREKS AT LAKE OKAREKA

Horse Trek riding at neighbouring Okareka with various treks depending on how long you want to spend in the saddle. The treks have breathtaking views of the lakes and native bush. Whether your an adult or child, complete novice or a competent rider your sure to have a great experience treklakeokareka.co.nz 0212922233

GLOW WORK CAVE PADDLE BOARD AND KAYAKING TOUR

Paddle Board Rotorua provide amazing glow worm evening tours only 10 minutes drive from Lake Tarawera. One of the only places in the world where the stunning lakes allow Stand Up Paddle Boards and Kayaks to access caves home to thousands of magical glow worms paddleboardrotorua.com 0224279136

THE BURIED VILLAGE

If you interested in the history of this facinating area then a visit to the buried village is a must. The village of Te Wairoa was established by the christian missionary in 1848 as a model village, it survived fewer than 40 years before it and the nearby Pink and White terraces were obliterated by the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886. This archaeological site reveals the original village that was buried in the eruption buriedvillage.co.nz 073628287

NEW - LAUNCH 30 DEC 2020 - KAYAK TOUR ON ROTOMAHANA

Explore the amazing scenery of Lake Rotomahana on this spectacular guided kayaking tour. Watch the steam rise from steaming cliffs as you are immersed in the wonders of the worlds youngest geothermal system. Along the way you will learn the story of this incredible valley as you paddle your way past geothermal features that are exclusive to the beautiful part of New Zealand.Mount Tarawera watches over you and the Pink and White terraces lie deep beneath the water paddleboardrotorua.com 0224279136

GUIDED TROUT FISHING

If you want to enjoy fishing on the lake you could make a day of it and book our local guide John Hamill, he will look after you for the day on his luxury catamaran, he knows where to find the big fish, he can also arrange for day licences and can provide lunch or snacks and local wines can be included if you desire cruiseandfish.co.nz 021951959

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Just along Tarawera Road, is the newly established Bike Hub with public car park and roading entry off Tarawera Road half way between Long Mile Road and Lake Tikitapu (blue lake). This provides a third entrance way to the forest. The project has a public car park able to accommodate 100 cars and includes a bike washing station and public toilet facilities.

REDWOODS ALTITUDE

Looking for exhilaration? Book Redwoods Altitude, a seperate offering from the main treewalk. A guided experience up to 25m up in the tree canopy, 650 metres long, 25 bridges and 3 flying foxes. https://treewalk.co.nz/the-walk/redwoods-altitude/

 

 

 

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