1. Just Close Enough

Lake Tarawera is 14km out of Rotorua. It is close to the main cities of Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga but just the right distance to get away to be with nature.

 2. Activities

Hiking, camping, biking, water skiing, fishing, geothermal bathing or just relaxing.

3. Accommodation

Total range of accommodation from the Holiday Park, DOC campground, local B&B, luxury lodge or your own scheduled glamping site.

4. Hot Water Beach

Not to be confused with the one in Coromandel. This one can only be reached by walking the Tarawera Trail or by boat including the water taxi. It is a DOC campsite where the lake-edge geothermal is present all the time and is suitable for swimming and cooking in the ground.

5. History and Culture

The place where tourism began in New Zealand and where it was halted by the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886.  Where Maori have connected to the land for well over 800yrs. Come hear the stories and see the places.

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