Eruption trail tour
Mount Tarawera | Waimangu thermal valley
At 3,680 feet (or 1,111 meters) in elevation, Mount Tarawera dominates the surrounding landscape. The majestic volcano plays centre piece to the stunning lakes and geothermal reserves that surround it.
Departing our Rotorua Lakefront pier, experience the thrill of a floatplane takeoff before climbing above Mokoia Island on track to the volcanic peaks of Mount Tarawera. Above Tarawera, views of cavernous craters reveal the power of what was the largest eruption in New Zealand’s living memory. Also included in the flight is our stunning lakes district, and aerial views of the colourful Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Returning to Rotorua, our descent takes us past the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and over the city, before landing on Lake Rotorua.