Totally Tarawera is a whānau (family) owned and operated business here at Lake Tarawera in Rotorua, New Zealand.
We take great pride in warmly welcoming manuhiri (visitors) to our region. Manaakitanga (hospitality) is one of the core values that drives the way we do business especially on our own tribal lands here at Tarawera. As hosts, we care for our customers and our team as our own whānau.
Our tourism roots extend back to when our ancestors were the guides for many of the first Europeans coming to visit New Zealand’s first tourism attraction, the “Pink and White Terraces,” then considered the Eighth Wonder of the World. Karen, our Head Guide, is a granddaughter of Sofia – one of Rotorua’s most famous local tourism guides. Tourism allows us to host manuhiri, reconnect with our roto (lakes), ngāmaunga (mountain) and provide lasting memories for our customers.
Through our storytelling based experiences we are also able to share one of our tribe’s most precious treasures –the stories of our traditions.
Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri, ā muri ake nei
For us and our children after us
We are located in Mariners House, on Tarawera Road, above The Landing Cafe.
It’s around a 15 minute drive from Rotorua Central, past the Redwood Forest and Blue Lake.
Tarawera Trail Car Park – Van SHUTTLE Pick Up or Drop Off point for the Tarawera Trail
Water Taxi Departure Point – Kariri Point Reserve/Boat Shed Bay
+64 7 362 8080