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In 1886, Mt Tarawera in Rotorua erupted, destroying the surrounding area. The eruption opened the earth along a 17km rift, splitting Mt Tarawera in two, exploding Lake Rotomahana to 20 times its size, and forming the seven craters that today make up Waimangu Volcanic Valley.
A Wonderland of Stunning Geothermal Activity.
Located 27 kilometres (20 minutes drive) south of Rotorua on SH5, the Visitor Centre provides the gateway to New Zealand’s most colourful natural volcanic environment.
World famous for friendliness ! Ann’s Volcanic Rotorua Motel and Serviced Apartments is central and Ann helps you with itineraries, bookings and directions in her information centre. Finalist in the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2001/02. Featured in the LONELY PLANET GUIDE BOOK for 10 years since 2000 and a LONELY PLANET WEBSITE ‘Top 5 Author’s Pick’ for 2006/07. Ann’s Volcanic has all 1-level accommodation with Free Parking. 1 and 2 bedroom units with full sized spa pools in their own private courtyard garden. Studios for 2 and a Serviced Apartment without spa. There is a FREE guest laundry and Wireless
Hamurana Lodge in Rotorua, New Zealand (NZ) is luxury boutique hotel accommodation which offers a variety of special resort experiences for your holiday / vacation.
Nobody would have believed in June 10 1886, that the serenity enjoyed by the inhabitants of Te Wairoa would be shattered by an outpouring of the Earth’s fury. Few would have dreamed as the eighth wonder of the world – the fantastic Pink and White Terraces – sparkled in the moonlight, events deep in the ground were menacingly unfolding.