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.
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.
Mobile-friendly - Kaitiaki Adventures Mt Tarawera Crater Walk Experience. Experience the unique landscape and history of Mt Tarawera. Infamous for its eruption on June 10th, 1886, Mt Tarawera created the world's youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu, at the same destroying the legendary Pink and White Terraces. This fully guided walking experience encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area.
Mobile-friendly - Small group tours connecting you with hard-to-reach places. Explore Rotorua by day or night. Our Thermal Path Tour takes you 'off the beaten track' to mud pools and thermal areas. Lakes Morning tour (Hamurana Springs, Okere Falls, Lake Rotoiti, the Blue and Green lakes and Lake Tarawera), plus Real Rotorua's Nocturnal Adventure. #6 of 70 Outdoor Activities in Rotorua (TripAdvisor).
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Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr
Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends from the blockbuster DreamWorks film. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip Hippo and ...
Where: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Queens Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 10th January 2019
To: 8:30pm on Sunday 20th January 2019
Fun In The Sun
Join our Summer Fun in the Sun activities this December and January and get out there to explore the natural lakes and beaches in the Bay of Plenty. With 12 activities on offer for each location, now's your chance to ...
Where: Sport Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1189 Amohia St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:00am on Friday 21st December 2018
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 31st January 2019
Club Cabaret - Summer Show 2019
Let the night seduce you…Blue Baths famous Summer Show is back featuring a star cast for Club Cabaret. Welcome to Club Cabaret. The drinks are flowing, the music is pumping, and our performers are ready to entertain ...
Where: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:00pm on Thursday 10th January 2019
To: 10:15pm on Saturday 9th February 2019
Operatunity Presents: Luck of The Irish
Touring New Zealand 16 January - 22 February 2019. With bewitching ballads to stir the soul, frantic fiddling, jigs, jokes and jollity, ‘Luck of the Irish’ will leave you with a bit of Ireland in your heart! ...
Where: Rotorua Baptist Church, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 100 Malfroy Road, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 11:00am on Thursday 17th January 2019
To: 1:30pm on Thursday 17th January 2019
- This Event is for people Aged 18+ - Free Entry - Good prizes. - Karaoke at VC's Turf Bar is where you get to be the star with MC Nicole - Great selection of food available - Thousands of songs to choose from - ...
Where: VC's Turf Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1184 Arawa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:00pm on Thursday 22nd November 2018
To: 11:55pm on Thursday 31st January 2019
Rotorua Museum Summer Pick-a-Path Activity Sheet
Enjoy this summer holiday boredom buster as kids chose different activities to be in to win some great prizes. Running from 7 January until 11 February 2019 you can collect the Pick-a-Path Activity Sheet from Rotorua ...
Where: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: Queens Drive, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Monday 7th January 2019
To: 5:00pm on Monday 11th February 2019
History of Children’s Day
A photographic exhibition Come and view this special exhibition of photographs of the Redwoods Children’s Day in Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. On display from 2 November 2018 until 24 January 2019, these ...
Where: Rotorua Lakes Council, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1061 Haupapa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 8:00am on Friday 2nd November 2018
To: 5:00pm on Thursday 24th January 2019
200 Show Exhibition In the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries
200 Show Exhibition in the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries, open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.
Where: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1240 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Tuesday 4th December 2018
To: 4:30pm on Friday 25th January 2019
Take a break from all the action packed adventures on offer in Rotorua and come visit the only hot glass studio in town for a glass blowing demonstration. Our live demos let you see art created from molten glass right ...
Where: Amokura Glass, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 153 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 12:30pm on Monday 24th December 2018
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 3rd February 2019
Fish Out of Water Art Trail
Explore central Rotorua this summer and find the beautiful decorated fish created by local artists. Get a free trail map from the Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or any of the Fish Host venues and find all 13 fish to go ...
Where: Rotorua i-SITE, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
Address: 1167 Fenton St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
From: 9:00am on Thursday 20th December 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 3rd February 2019