Terrible Tarawera

The burnt peak of Rotorua, New Zealand, and its buried villages

First published 4 March, 2022, on a-maverick.com

AFTER spending time in downtown Rotorua and then travelling around the big lake, you should head out toward the more distant lakes!

In this post, I describe a trip to the most notoriously-named one of them all, Lake Tarawera, at the foot of Mount Tarawera where the great eruption of 1886 took place. And to the amazing buried village of Te Wairoa, a sort of colonial Pompeii, buried by the 1886…

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Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker

Traveller, journalist, author of 18 books and of 300 blog posts on Medium and on my website a-maverick.com.