volcanic activity

Events In History

  • 13 November 1896
    Mount Tongariro erupts

    At 12.40 p.m. on 13 November 1896, Te Maari, a crater at the northern end of the Tongariro range, erupted spectacularly. It continued to erupt sporadically for nearly a year. Read more...

  • 10 June 1886
    Eruption of Mt Tarawera

    The eruption lasted six hours and caused massive destruction. It destroyed several villages, along with the famous silica hot springs known as the Pink and White Terraces. Approximately 120 people, nearly all Māori, lost their lives. Read more...

  • Frying-pan Crater at Waimangu erupted so violently in 1917 that it destroyed the tourist accommodation.