Infamous for its 1886 eruption, Mount Tarawera is entrenched in Maori myths & legend, and is revered by the Iwi of Rangitihi, who hold the mana whenua of the mountain.
Experience the stunning landscapes and history on foot with Kaitiaki Adventures. Hike up and around the crater itself, and soak up the 360-degree views from the summit. On a clear day you can see all the way to White Island & the wider Bay of Plenty.
There’s also an optional scree run into the heart of the volcanic crater –something you may never have the chance to do again!
Our experienced guides know the history and legends of Mount Tarawera like the back of their hand - you'll find the stories fascinating, and you'll love exploring this sacred part of NZ on foot.