an alien landscape on earth
Mt Tarawera created the world’s youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu. With unmatched scenic vistas and 360 panoramic views this volcanic zone offers lush native forests, alien-looking landscapes, and the eerie Lake Tarawera that flows out into the crystal-clear Tarawera river. Big commercials have shot up here.
Access can be via helicopter or an approx. 60 minute drive from Rotorua, with 4wd needed for part.