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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the majesty of Mt Tarawera and gain insight into New Zealand’s rich geology on this 4-hour hike from Rotorua. Travel by off-road 4x4 vehicle into the North Island wilderness with a guide. Follow winding hiking trails from the base of Mt Tarawera up to the crater’s edge, and learn all about the mighty volcano’s 1886 eruption. From your vantage point near the crater, admire panoramic views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu. This exciting hiking tour is suited to adventurers of all ages.
  • 4-hour Mt Tarawera hike from Rotorua
  • Spin into the New Zealand wilderness by 4x4 vehicle with a guide
  • Hike along rugged trails up the side of Mt Tarawera to the crater’s edge
  • Gain insight into the region’s rich geology
  • Admire sweeping views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu
  • Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rotorua hotel
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4.5 Hr Mt Tarawera Crater Experience
Professional Kiwi Guide
Free Hotel/Motel Pickup
Lunch

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from most accommodations in central Rotorua

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kaitiaki Adventures Aotearoa
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience.
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What is the social distancing policy during Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience.

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  • "The hike is well fun and not grossly challenging, just enough to get your heart rate up and make you feel alive." See review

Reviews

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Awesome!
Jude
, May 2021
Awesome experience, a special place steeped in history. Frank and Dan were friendly, fun, knowledgeable and patient. I would love to have spent the whole day up there and walked further.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Kia Ora, Thank you for your awesome review! Our guides Frank and Dan are great and we are glad they gave you an awesome experience! Hope to see you back here in the near future. Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures.
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Beautiful, but short trip for the money
Tiffany_K
, Apr 2021
Beautiful place and excellent friendly guides, but felt very rushed. Would have liked to have a lot more time to take photos and enjoy the site after spending so much money to see it.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Kia Ora Tiffany! We are sorry to hear your trip was too short! We are currently in the process of adding another option to our tours which will mean you can choose to have a full day up the Mountain. The current trip offers a half day with 5 or 6 10min stops which is great for those wanting to see more of Rotorua during short stays! Please keep an eye out! We hope to see you again on the new excision with more time spent. Nga mihi nui,
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Awesome!
Wendy_O
, Apr 2021
What an awesome morning. Harry and Dan were fantastic guides, we had heaps of fun. Mount Tarawera is spectacular. I would highly Recommend this adventure!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. Yes our guides Dan and Harry are great guides! We are glad they provided you with a great experience! Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures.
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Going down to the crater.
Kamelot
, Jul 2020
We had an amazing time in the tour. It wasnt the best of weathers when we went there but it was nothing less than spectacular. Our tour guide nicole was very helpful and she lets me take as much time as we need especially going down to the crater.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Kia Ora Kamelot! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience! We hope to see you again one day soon! Nga Mihi Nui,
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Mt Tarawera hike
PK_N
, Mar 2020
Amazing, out of the world experience. Enjoyed every minute. Nicole and Steve made what looks daunting, so easy Simply Awesome!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Kia Ora Arun, Glad to hear that you had enjoyed your hike up Mt Tarawera with Nicole and Steve. We are happy they made you feel at ease. Nga Mihi Dale
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Super rad!
Jarrod_M
, Feb 2020
Such a prime tour! Massively recommend this to any travelers looking to scope out the mountain, grab some epic views, take in the deeply entrenched Maori culture and understand more about the formation and events of this area. The hike is well fun and not grossly challenging, just enough to get your heart rate up and make you feel alive. The tour operators are ultra nice and provide a laid back, comfortable vibe for the crew and set a good energy. The scree run into the crater is a highlight, too. Wicked fun and your shoes get pummeled with loose rocks. Best! Get around this if you want an organic experience and want to plonk yourself amongst nature.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Kia Ora Jarrod! Thanks for the awesome review! Hope you had a safe journey home! Hope to see you again one day! Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures
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Gorgeous
Donald_L
, Jan 2020
Your online write-up is totally inadequate and misrepresentative. This is a 750 foot elevation hike that involves a short distance of scrambling using hand-holds. There is also a 750 foot descent to the bottom of the crater through a steep scree field. All of this is on loose rock and stone under foot. Shame on you!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Kia Ora Margery! Thank you for your review! we endevour to inform clients of the Mountain Hike before booking and on the way to the experience - We will review the descriptions to see if there are any amendments we can make to improve! Safe travels for the rest of your journey!
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star-5
Excellent ! Graphic geology and amazing...
Lloyd W H
, Jul 2017
Excellent ! Graphic geology and amazing colours ! Guides were very helpful and relaxed and the scree run down into volcanoe was very unique ! Drive up to volcano in a off road bus was a rugged experience but well worth it !
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Kia Ora Lloyd! Thanks for your awesome review! Hope to see you again one day :) Enjoy the rest of your Journey! Kaitiaki Whanau
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