In June 1886, Mount Tarawera erupted and destroyed Te Wairoa and two smaller villages under a flood of hot ash and mud. New Zealand’s equivalent of Pompeii features excavated village dwellings and a museum detailing the events surrounding Tarawera’s eruption.
- 1180 Tarawera Road, Rotorua 3076
- Telephone (07) 362 8287
- Website www.buriedvillage.co.nz
- Admission $35
- Open Jan–Feb 9am–5pm daily; Mar–Sep 9am–4.30pm daily; Oct–Dec 9am–5pm daily