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

Spencer Lodge Lake Tarawera

Spencer Lodge Lake Tarawera

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

Spencer Lodge Lake Tarawera is set in Lake Tarawera and offers a garden, a tennis court and barbecue facilities. The accommodation is 20 km from Rotorua, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. The holiday home features 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 5 bathrooms with a hot tub. Spa and wellness facilities including a hot tub and a sauna are at guests' disposal during their stay... More...

Sweeping Views on Spencer

Sweeping Views on Spencer

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

Located in Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty region, Sweeping Views on Spencer features a patio and lake views. The air-conditioned accommodation is 22 km from Rotorua, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. Featuring a DVD player, the holiday home has a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with a hot tub and a shower. A flat-screen TV is provided. The... More...

FlaxWater Bach - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

FlaxWater Bach - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

FlaxWater Bach - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home is located in Lake Tarawera. The air-conditioned accommodation is 22 km from Rotorua, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. The holiday home comes with 2 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, 20 km from the holiday home. More...

Smoked Trout - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Smoked Trout - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

Smoked Trout - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home is situated in Lake Tarawera. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to a fully equipped kitchen. The holiday home is fitted with a cable TV and a living room. Rotorua is 14 km from the holiday home. Rotorua Regional Airport is 12 km away. More...

Trouts About - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Trouts About - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home

Holiday Home Accommodation - Lake Tarawera

Trouts About - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home is located in Lake Tarawera. The property is 20 km from Rotorua and free private parking is featured. The holiday home comes with 3 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, 18 km from the holiday home. More...


FlaxWater Bach - Lake Tarawera Holiday HomeFlaxWater Bach - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home - Holiday Home.

FlaxWater Bach - Lake Tarawera Holiday Home is located in Lake Tarawera. The air-conditioned accommodation is 22 km...

Tarawera and Lakes Sightseeing Tour with Duck CruiseTarawera and Lakes Sightseeing Tour with Duck Cruise - Sightseeing Cruise - Rotorua. Starting from $89.00 per person.

The Tarawera and Lakes Tour is the best way to appreciate the scenery of the Rotorua lakes district and learn more...

 

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