Mount Tarawera Volcanic Crater Hike - Kaitiaki Adventures Aotearoa

Eco-tours / Central

Experience the unique landscape and history of Mount Tarawera, famous for its eruption on June 10, 1886, which created the world’s youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu.

Standing sentinel high above Rotorua, Mount Tarawera is revered by local Māori and offers a unique adventure for those who come and explore it on a guided tour with Kaitiaki Adventures.

The iwi (tribe) of Rangitihi are the kaitiaki (caretakers) of Te Maunga o Tarawera and hold the mana whenua of the maunga (mountain).

This fully guided walking experience encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area. With unmatched scenic vistas and 360-degree panoramic views, this experience is ideal for nearly all ages and includes an optional scree run in to the heart of the volcanic crater.

Kaitiaki Adventures is passionate about continually providing world-class adventure tourism products in Rotorua, infused with a unique blend of Māori culture, and inspired by the stunning environment and culture of Rotorua.

Kaitiaki Adventures Aotearoa is a Proud member of the:


Rotorua Sustainable Charter Member
How to find us?

1135 Te Ngae Road, Rotorua