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Totally Tarawera

Lake Tarawera, New Zealand
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About Totally Tarawera
YOUR CULTURE & NATURE CONNECTION Discover the natural, cultural and historical wonders of Lake Tarawera with our range of guided and unguided experiences. Take a water taxi to stunning Hot Water Beach, hike the famous Tarawera Trail, take a journey of cultural discovery with our exclusive Ancestral Footprints Tour or spend a few nights at one of our luxury glamping site. Lake Tarawera is home to some of New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes. Mount Tarawera itself stands sentinel over a landscape of native New Zealand bush, natural hot springs, waterfalls and an abundance of birdlife. Let us help you to discover this natural wonderland by boat or on foot.
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Jo B wrote a review 14 May
Whakatane, New Zealand16 contributions5 helpful votes
Family run business - impressed with friendly service. On time with the addition of some local history. Would definitely use again. Thanks for the ride!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Stacey F wrote a review Apr 2022
Tauranga, New Zealand11 contributions
Our family of four parked at the carpark (locked at night) at start of the Mt Tarawera trail and spent a the day hiking the 15km trail. The lower forest was like something out of a story book. Moss covered and ferns. The signage, picnic tables and toliet facilities along the trail made it an easy to manage trip. The stunning views at the top made the steep climbs worthwhile. The ridge line walk was stunning. The hot water pools at the end of day was so relaxing. The family enjoyed camping overnight and swimming the next day. The boat trip back provided an opportunity to realise how big Lake Tarawera is! Totally Tarawera made the trip easy to book, with the winning combo of the campsite and boat trip. Next time I'm going to try the glamping option.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from totallytarawera, Owner at Totally Tarawera
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your awesome review and your beautiful description of your adventure out here at Lake Tarawera. There is very little to say as you have described it so well. I am also pleased that we helped to make you experience what it was. Many thanks again, Captain Dave
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Kim Y wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
Lovely walk, every corner had a different scenery. Hot water beach fascinating. Totally Tarawera boat and operators were fantastic. Friendly and run such a good service. Thank you!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from totallytarawera, Owner at Totally Tarawera
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. We love the Tarawera Trail walk and our part in transporting our visitors around. We see it as more then just transporting people as this is our tribal land and we are always proud and satisfied if you have had a good experience. Once again, thanks for your review. Captain Dave
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cathydH8118LB wrote a review Apr 2022
Havelock North, New Zealand2 contributions
We used Totally Tarawera to pick us up after completing the Tarawera Trail. These guys were great and made the whole journey for all 10 of us so easy and hassle free. Thanks so much!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from totallytarawera, Owner at Totally Tarawera
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for reviewing us. We are proud that you had a wonderful experience with us. Love to see you back again. Regards, Captain Dave
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Jax wrote a review Apr 2022
Albany, New Zealand5 contributions
Booking the water taxi online was easy, our pickup by the shuttle from the carpark was ontime and the driver was super friendly and informative. Enjoyed the boat ride across the lake.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from totallytarawera, Owner at Totally Tarawera
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the review. I am pleased your whole experience was great with Totally Tarawera. We do try hard to be the best we can so are always working to make your experience better. Thanks again, Captain Dave
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