Lake Tarawera is the largest of a series of lakes which surround the volcano Mount Tarawera in the North Island of New Zealand. The lake was substantially affected by the eruption of Mount Tarawera on 10 June 1886. The eruption killed over 150 people, and buried the Māori village of Te Wairoa on the southwest shore of the lake.
Also destroyed were the famed Pink and White Terraces, subsequently a portion of the White Terraces was rediscovered in June 2011. It is thought that the rest of the terraces may be buried in sediment rather than having been destroyed. more
Lake Tarawera is deep and clear, renowned for its size, condition and rapid growth of the rainbow trout it produces. Its reputation draws anglers from around the world to Rotorua in search of trophy fish.
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Mobile-friendly - Experience New Zealand’s most visited Archaeological Site where stories of the 1886 Tarawera Eruption come to life! Encounter the world-class Museum of Te Wairoa which exhibits excavated objects from the ruins; explore the site which once housed the people of Te Wairoa; hear unique stories from the tour guides and take the Waterfall Trail which showcases the stunning Wairere Falls.
Mobile-friendly - Te Rata is set on Department of Conservation land at Hot Water Beach, on the edge of Lake Tarawera. It's right in the heart of the thermal Rotorua district, just 20 minutes from Rotorua. The lake edge steams with thermally heated water... the perfect place for soaking your worries away.
Bay of Plenty fishing with your owner/operator guide Lindsay Hunt. Choose between inshore saltwater, coastal saltwater fishing or freshwater fishing. Taupo and Rotorua lakes, Whakatane and White Island, Tauranga. Whether you are after a world famous Taupo or Rotorua trout, White Island Kingfish or Inshore Snapper fishing in Whakatane, Ezyfishing Charters can help.
Thirty five minutes south of Rotorua is Kerosene Creek, a geothermally heated stream where you can bathe and relax. Hot water from a natural spring under the earth bubbles up into the cool waters of the creek, creating pleasantly warm waters. Swimmers have piled up small smooth rocks to create little hot pools beside the 2m waterfall.
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