Photo by David Johnson
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Most recent eruption:||1886|
|Nearest major airport:||Auckland|
Thanks to Matt King for adding this peak.
Tarewera is a dormant volcano. It last exploded in 1886, the force from which split the mountain in two. There are three vents, though to the layman's eye, there appears to be only one which is long (about 9km) and narrow. It is extremely colourful at the summit and in the cone with a variety of red, yellow, pruple and darker rocks and dust. It is pretty easy to walk to the summit and then around the cone and the views on a good day are stunning. The only drawback is that you have to pay NZ$23 for the privilege of walking it.
Thanks to Matt King for this description.