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Mount Taraweralink

Tessa Richardson
+64 7 351 7626
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Back on June 10th 1886, the eruption of Mount Tarawera was one of New Zealand’s worst recorded natural disasters. 120 people lost their lives, villages were destroyed and the legendary Pink and White Terraces – the eighth wonder of the world – were decimated. But since then, the mountain has been relatively peaceful offering mountain biking and hiking options through companies such as Kaitiaki Adventures and MDA Experiences.
Mount Tarawera is under the guardianship – kaitiakitanga – of local Iwi, Rangitihi, so the mountain is only accessible with certified guides.