Lake Tarawera and The Buried Village
From the Kiwi Annison Archives…..
In central North Island, near Rotorua, stands Mt Tarawera – the volcano that caused New Zealand’s deadliest eruption.
Mt. Tarawera erupted in 1886 killing 150 people, destroying the famed Pink and White Terraces (reputed to be to eighth wonder of the world) and burying the village of Te Wairoa where many international tourists came to stay.
The Buried Village Experience offers you the chance to visit the excavated village and an award-winning museum on a stunning 12 acre site.
Lake Tarawera is the largest of a series of lakes that surround Mt Tarawera.
Many of the lakes changed dramatically in shape or area following the 1886 eruption; the waters in Lake Tarawera rose 12 metres.
The shores of Lake Tarawera are a short drive from the Buried Village and well worth a visit.