Tarawera Mountain

Tarawera Mountain

Tarawera Mountain (täˌräwârˈə), volcanic peak, 3,646 ft (1,111 m) high, on the North Island, New Zealand, in Rotorua. 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.