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Tarawera Historic Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Lake Tarawera Water Taxi and Eco Tours

  • Locations

    North Island, New Zealand

  • Activities

    Boat Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $120 USD per trip
  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily departures available upon request

  • Starting Location

    Kotukutu Bay Lake Tarawera, Rotorua.

  • Price Includes

    Water Taxi pick up from Kotukutu Bay, 1 hour tour of the Lake and Water Taxi return to Kotukutu Bay at the finish of the tour.

  • Notes

    Group price applies for three people. Additional persons cost $35 USD


  • Your guides have ancestral connections to Guide Sophia
  • Historical Commentary
  • Feel the breeze in your hair, if you sit to the back of the Water Taxi, otherwise stay inside the covered cabin area

Trip Info

Follow the footsteps of the early travelers to the Pink and White Terraces. Learn where Guide Sophia spotted the phantom canoe. Your Water Taxi journey takes you past Mourea the historic Maori village destroyed during the Tarawera Eruption and situated below the sleeping mountain. Once through the Ariki Arm you will see the crossing place to the Terraces, and now steaming Hot Water Beach. While returning back across the lake you will experience how the landscape has changed and how the splendid natural beauty of the area has returned.

Your adventure awaits!

Lake Tarawera Water Taxi and Eco Tours

Lake Tarawera was the home of the Tuhourangi people prior to 1886. With the eruption of Mount Tarawera on June 10th 1886 every thing changed. Karen and David Walmsley are passionate about this area and now that Tarawera has healed from that long ago eruption they are both dedicated to bringing the Tuhourangi people back to this area to do what they once did so well, guide and extend hospitality to visitors from all over the world to this area.

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