Tarawera Mountain

Tarawera Mountain

(tä'räwâr`ə), volcanic peak, 3,646 ft (1,111 m) high, on the North Island, New Zealand, in RotoruaRotorua
, city (1996 pop. 52,953), central North Island, New Zealand. It is a popular tourist area with nearby lakes and hot springs. The area is also important for timber and agriculture.
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. Its eruption in 1886 destroyed villages and the unique silica Pink and White terraces (remnants lie under Lake Rotomahana), transformed local terrain, and temporarily drained the lake.
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Another highlight is the documentary showing the eruption of Tarawera Mountain in June 1886 -- one of the worst natural disasters in New Zealand's history.