Lake Tarawera - Tarawera Lake Rotorua New Zealand. Tragedy shaped this remarkably beautiful lake into the broad, branching lake it is today. The 1886 Tarawera eruption raised the lake by 12 meters.

Lake Tarawera

Tragedy shaped this remarkably beautiful lake into the broad, branching lake it is today. The 1886 Tarawera eruption raised the lake by 12 meters, drowning a small valley between lava flows. Te Wairoa, the Buried Village, lies close by the southwest shore. Over 100 years later the landscape around the fiery mountain, Tarawera, is lush, green and blissfully peaceful.

Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve is an excellent spot for fishing, boating, bush walking, picnicking and mountain biking. Tarawera Landing, eight kilometres from Rotorua, is where scenic boat trips depart from and is a short walk from an archeological site of Maori cave drawings. These are an important part of New Zealand’s history and must be respected as such.

There are a number of incredible walks through native bush to spectacular waterfalls that burst from fissures in the rock face in the area. Be sure to collect information from the Rotorua Visitors Centre as some of the Department of Conservation walks in the area require permits which cost a small fee of around NZ$3.50.

The setting for one of New Zealand’s premier lodges, Solitaire Lodge, Lake Tarawera is a fantastic, romantic, adventurous location to holiday. Accommodation for everyone, from those seeking sublime luxury to those wanting a taste of nature, is available at Lake Tarawera, including the camping ground at Hot Water Beach - Te Rata Bay. This campsite is accessible only by boat and there is a ferry which will take you there. Natural hot springs beneath the sand bubble up creating warm, and in some places hot, sand where you may dig yourself a sandy, heated outdoor bath right beside the lake!


This week's featured accommodation at Lake Tarawera is:

Featured Accommodation

te Whare - Lake Tarawera

te Whare - Lake Tarawera

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

Te Whare - Lake Tarawera is located in Lake Tarawera and offers a garden. It features free WiFi and a terrace. This bed and breakfast has 1 bathroom with a hot tub and free toiletries. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is featured. Rotorua is 21 km from the bed and breakfast. Rotorua Regional Airport is 23 km away. More...

Lake Tarawera Luxury Lodge

Lake Tarawera Luxury Lodge

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

Offering free WiFi and mountain views, Lake Tarawera Luxury Lodge is an accommodation located in Lake Tarawera. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to a fully equipped kitchen. Composed of 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this holiday home comes with a TV. Rotorua is 20 km from the holiday home. The nearest airport is Rotorua Regional Airport, 22 km from the property. More...


Lake Tarawera Luxury LodgeLake Tarawera Luxury Lodge - Holiday Home.

Offering free WiFi and mountain views, Lake Tarawera Luxury Lodge is an accommodation located in Lake Tarawera. Guests...

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