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| Tr, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3714
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its set in the most stunning surrounding hills and Lakes. The Blue and Green Lakes are on the way there. The remains of Pink Terraces are only a ferry trip across the lake as is the Buried Village. Great Mix of Maori history ,culture and...More

Thank Julian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Landing by helo was a real treat. The views are outstanding and happily weather was good. Do try it.

Thank jontywheeler
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We came one day when the sun was shining and it was breath taking. Came back the next day amountain gone due to heavy rain. Not a wasted trip though as the cafe was open. The fire place was a welcoming sight and we enjoyed...More

Thank Thea H
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Incredible tour up Mt Tarawera, unbelievable views, very knowledgeable local guide, tiny group and no-one else on the mountain. It was really amazing to climb down the scree to the bottom of the crater. Would highly recommend this as a must do activity.

1  Thank Merrily H
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Its about time there was another public outcry over the lack of access to this iconic mountain. Its part of us kiwi’s heritage, part of who we are. We all loved to visit the place until 2002 when all us locals were banned from entry...More

6  Thank raparapahoe
Reviewed 20 January 2018

This tour was organised by Number 8 Tours a travel group for seniors. On arriving at Lake Rerewhakaitu we boarded a 4 wheel drive which took us over a really back country road to near the crater and from where we had a moderate walk...More

1  Thank Philippa L
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Kaitiaki Tours picked us up at our Hotel and so our adventure began. We were with another couple of similar age, plus the tour provided 2 guides for us. The trip up the mountain was really quite bumpy but heaps of fun, with a few...More

Thank thompsonmc2016
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We went for a Mt Tarawera tour with Kaitiaki adventures. It was well worth the cost. Firstly they pick you up from you accomodation, then a 45 minute drive to the base of the volcano, then another 25 minute 4wd trip up the mountain. Very...More

1  Thank OzeeTraveller
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This volcano was responsible for a massive eruption in 1886 which killed about 120 people. That eruption and the consequences of it are now part of the warp and weft of tourism in this area which include Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the Buried Village of Te...More

2  Thank dik-bardon
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We booked the obligatory Crater Walk tour with Kaitiaki Adventures and unconditionally enjoyed it. We totally lucked out and my wife and I were the only two on the tour! Our guide was terrific and everything about the tour was amazing. The scenery and views...More

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12 October 2017|
Response from PTY999 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a toilet stop on the way up in the 4WDs
17 September 2017|
Response from raparapahoe |
Us locals wouldn’t know as two Local Maori tribes claimed the mountain off New Zealand residents in the year 2000 & banned us from entry since 2002. It’s the worst thing the government did in my lifetime. We all went up... More
8 April 2015|
Response from racoonian | Reviewed this property |
We just did the Mt. Tarawera Helicopter tour and got to land on top of the volcano where we had a few minutes to walk and enjoy the views. We enjoyed it and felt that it is well worth the price . The experience, the views... More