For a truly unique experience come and explore Whakarewarewa, a living Maori village set amongst a highly active landscape erupting with geothermal activity...
Whakarewarewa was voted one of Lonely Planet’s top 500 places to visit in the World.
Whakarewarewa is a truly unique experience. You are welcome to explore a living Maori village set amongst a highly active landscape erupting with geothermal activity.
Discover the lifestyle and traditions of the people of Tuhourangi/ Ngati Wahiao and how they have come to live in harmony with their unique geothermal environment.
Experience Māori culture, unique geothermal wonders, including Pōhutu Geyser, walking tracks and interactive opportunities. Maximise your visit through our hourly guided tour and our Māori cultural performance (half an hour).
Please Note Guided Tour/ Cultural Performance Timings are as follows:
Our guided tours are at: 9.00am, 10.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm.
- Our guided tours are all approximately 1 hour long.
Our Cultural Performance tours are at: 11.15am and 2.00pm.
- Our Performance tours are approximately 30 minutes long.
Please note: Visitors entering the village after 2:30pm will miss the last Cultural Performance for the day which starts at 2:00pm.
- 10.00am guided tour – followed by the 11.15am Cultural Performance
- 11.15am Cultural Performance - followed by the 12.00pm guided tour
- 1.00pm guided tour – followed by the 2.00pm Cultural Performance
- 2.00pm Cultural Performance – followed by the 2.30pm guided tour
Kia ora Anon, thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your time at our Village. Yes, Haana is fantastic and we'll be sure to pass the comment on. Our guides here are very informative. We take a lot of pride here in their passion and knowledge. Thank you for rating us five stars!
Tena Koe Elka, thank you for taking the time to write this review. Our guides here are very passionate and their knowledge is immense and they take great pride in sharing this with our manuhiri like yourself. Thank you for choosing to visit us!
Kia ora Dasha, thank you so much for your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at our home. We hope to see you again soon!
Kia ora Mischelle, Thank you for sharing your feedback. It is good to hear that you connected well with your guide. Taking our guided tour with one of our guides is the best way to gain valuable insight into our history and way of life. Our guides, most of them are whakapapa back to Whakarewarewa Village, are related to the guides who guided at the Pink and White Terraces. They are knowledgeable, informative, fun and do love sharing stories of the past. We wish you all the best.
Kia ora Danielle, thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your time at our Village - we agree, Michael is fantastic and we'll be sure to pass the comment on (which will make his day). All the best for the rest of your travels!
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