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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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Experience the majesty of Mt Tarawera and gain insight into New Zealand’s rich geology on this 4-hour hike from Rotorua. Travel by off-road 4x4 vehicle into the North Island wilderness with a guide. Follow winding hiking trails from the base of Mt Tarawera up to the crater’s edge, and learn all about the mighty volcano’s 1886 eruption. From your vantage point near the crater, admire panoramic views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu. This exciting hiking tour is suited to adventurers of all ages.
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KiwiKerry53 wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand4296 contributions589 helpful votes
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After the drive up for Wellington, we were well and truly ready to stretch our legs and get in a few steps. We wandered from our hotel into the Rotorua CBD which sadly has been severely impacted by Covid-19. We wandered down through the Government Gardens and then on down to Sulphur Point and further. You forget the stench that is Rotorua between visits!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Naina-Damani wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom1032 contributions247 helpful votes
Sulphur Point is a geothermal area on the shores of Lake Rotorua boasting a number of mud pools. Fascinating geothermal area.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kate H wrote a review Oct 2020
Cambridge, New Zealand91 contributions16 helpful votes
Rotorua has become somewhat over-touristy in recent years, with many places charging a lot to see natural features. But for the sake of a little drive/walk behind the Events Centre, you can find sulphur, steam, fumaroles and beautiful coloured water in the lake, as well as many different birds to watch. A good place to get away from the crowds and enjoy the quirks of nature in this fascinating area.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Tania and Pete M wrote a review Sep 2020
Silverdale, New Zealand50 contributions9 helpful votes
Nice easy walk with loads of bird life. Learned a bit about stuff I thought I knew which is always good. Unfortunately the museum was closed, would be a good combo. Free stuff is not too common in Rotorua so make the most of it!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Youngone51 wrote a review Jun 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand512 contributions203 helpful votes
It was a nice walk around the point, it was a wet day when we did it and the boardwalks parts were a bit treacherous. But we still managed lol. Interesting to see that a lot of redevelopment work is happening closer to Rotorua which will transform the area and make it really nice. A nice walk with children as it’s flat and best of all for Rotorua it is free.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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