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!


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Featured Accommodation

Sweeping Views on Spencer

Sweeping Views on Spencer

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

Sweeping Views on Spencer is located in Lake Tarawera and offers a garden and a terrace. The accommodation is 22 km from Rotorua, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. Composed of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this holiday home comes with a TV. The holiday home offers a hot tub. The nearest airport is Rotorua Regional Airport, 23 km from Sweeping Views on Spencer. More...

Spencer Spa Lodge - Lake Tarawera Holiday House

Spencer Spa Lodge - Lake Tarawera Holiday House

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

Spencer Spa Lodge - Lake Tarawera Holiday House is located in Lake Tarawera. The accommodation is 20 km from Rotorua, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi. The holiday home is equipped with 4 bedrooms, a TV with cable channels and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, a fridge and an oven. The nearest airport is Rotorua Regional Airport, 19 km from the holiday home. More...

The Lakeview Chalet - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

The Lakeview Chalet - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

The Lakeview Chalet - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home is set in Lake Tarawera. The accommodation is 20 km from Rotorua, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. The holiday home comes with 4 bedrooms, a TV with cable channels and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, a fridge and an oven. The nearest airport is Rotorua Regional Airport, 19 km from the holiday home. More...

Lakeside Escape - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Lakeside Escape - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

Lakeside Escape - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home is set in Lake Tarawera. The accommodation is 23 km from Rotorua, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi. The holiday home is fitted with 4 bedrooms, a TV with cable channels and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, a fridge and an oven. The nearest airport is Rotorua Regional Airport, 25 km from the holiday home. More...

Tarawera Lakefront - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Tarawera Lakefront - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

Tarawera Lakefront - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home is set in Lake Tarawera. The accommodation is 19 km from Rotorua, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. The holiday home is fitted with 3 bedrooms, a TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, a fridge and an oven. The nearest airport is Rotorua Regional Airport, 22 km from the holiday home. More...


The Black Barn - Lake TaraweraThe Black Barn - Lake Tarawera - Holiday Home.

The Black Barn - Lake Tarawera is set in Lake Tarawera. The air-conditioned accommodation is 20 km from Rotorua, and...

Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day TourRotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour - All-day Coach Tour - Rotorua. Starting from $295.00 per person.

Tour Rotorua's most popular geothermal parks and colorful lakes on a day trip led by a local naturalist guide. You'll...

 

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