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

    Rotorua network map. 

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
  • Effects: Eruption of three lava domes.

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