A good place to access Lake Tarawera is at the Landing, about 2km past the Buried Village .
Opportunities to get out and about on Lake Tarawera. Minimum rental period of two to three hours applies.
Starting at the Te Wairoa car park on Tarawera Rd, a 15-minute drive from Rotorua, this recently opened track (five to six hours)...
Lakeside dining with everything from bacon and eggs to pizza, curries and grilled venison. The fresh fruit ice creams are perfect with...
1180 Tarawera Rd · interesting places nearby
Buried Village information
Fifteen kilometres from Rotorua on Tarawera Rd, beyond the Blue and Green Lakes, is the buried village of Te Wairoa, interred by the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. Te Wairoa was the staging post for travellers coming to see the Pink and White Terraces.
Today a museum houses objects dug from the ruins, and guides in period costume escort groups through the excavated sites. There's also a walk to the 30m Te Wairoa Falls and a teahouse for coffee and snacks.
Booking ahead online offers a good discount.