Kaitiaki Adventures - Mount Tarawera Crater Walks

Walking & Hiking

Multi award-winning Kaitiaki Adventures is passionate about continually providing world-class adventure tourism experiences in Rotorua. They love to share Aotearoa’s stunning environment, history and unique Māori culture, all the while infusing your experience with the warm and caring manaakitanga (hospitality) Rotorua is renowned for.

Standing sentinel high above Rotorua, Mount Tarawera is revered by local Māori, offering 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).

Two guided walking experiences – a half-day and a full-day tour – encompass the unique landscape and history of the area. With unmatched scenic vistas and 360-degree 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 open 7 days a week and also offers: Kaitiaki Adventures is a 100% Pure New Zealand award winner and has earned Climate Positive status through Ekos.


Kaitiaki Adventures is a proud member of the Rotorua Sustainable Charter.


Rotorua Sustainable Charter Member
How to find us?

1135 Te Ngae Road, Rotorua