Tarewera

Elevation (feet): 3,645
Elevation (meters): 1,111
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: New Zealand
Range/Region: North Island
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Volcanic status: Dormant
Most recent eruption: 1886
Nearest major airport: Auckland
Convenient Center: Rotorua

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.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #20287 - by Dr George Carman on Sep 27, 2006
    My attention was first drawn to the Aure Scarp by oil and gas exploration reports written in the 1930's which described it as un-scalable. In 1985 I was able to design a geological field trip...