Phone: 073238146 | Email: info @

Access Permits


Access permits for Tarawera Falls are processed from the Kawerau i-SITE. Open Monday to Friday 9 am - 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 2 pm.

Alternatively, you can apply for a permit online at  PLEASE NOTE: Permits can be obtained for Tarawera Falls ONLY by popping in to the Kawerau i-SITE.

Permits Cost: $10

Kawerau i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Plunket Street



(07) 323 6300


 All access to Maunga/Mt. Pūtauaki will close from Friday 1 July 2022 until further notice.

Road Vehicle access will NOT be granted to Lake Tarawera/Te Tapahoro



MAUNGA PUTAUAKI - Access will be closed from Friday 1 July 2022 until further notice.

Permits to hikoi Maunga Pūtauaki are only available online at until Friday 1 July 2022. Anyone requesting to obtain a permit after the set date will be advised that all access is now closed. Please ensure that if you wish to trek Pūtauaki that you request your permit now.

Please ensure you apply for a permit in advance of your trip.

Permits Cost: $10

Māori Investments Limited


(07) 323 8146