Volcanoes


Formed about 220,000 years ago, Rotorua caldera is today a lake next to one of New Zealand's major tourist destinations.

Lake Rotorua.

Lake Rotorua.

The 22 km wide Rotorua caldera is the northwestern-most caldera of the Taupo Volcanic Zone; it is also the only single-event caldera. The city of Rotorua lies close to the active geothermal fields of Tikitere and Whakarewarewa.

Most Recent Eruption
When
less than 25,000 years ago
Where
Rotorua
Effects
Eruption of three lava domes.