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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

For a truly unique experience come and explore Whakarewarewa, a living Maori village set amongst a highly active landscape erupting with geothermal activity...

Highlights

  • Be Entertained by our Cultural Performance group, by way of song, dance and the almighty Haka (War Dance)
  • Explore the walking tracks to see beautiful hot lakes, mud pools and views of the village from above
  • Hear stories of early migration, geothermal activity in the area and the legends surrounding the Mt Tarawera eruption
  • View the fully carved Ancestral Meeting House, learn of the great significance they have in preserving the genealogy, history and culture of the Tuhourangi, Ngati Wahiao tribe
  • View the amazing Pohutu Geyser and observe the Pohutu and Prince of Wales Feathers Geysers erupting

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. These are all approximately 1 hour long.

Our Cultural Performance tours are at: 11.15am and 2.00pm (30 mins long). NB: From 5/Nov until 22/April we have a third cultural performance at 12.30pm.

Visitors entering the village after 2:30pm will miss the last Cultural Performance for the day which starts at 2:00pm.

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES:

10.00am guided tour – followed by the 11.15am Cultural Performance

11.15am Cultural Performance - followed by the 12.00pm guided tour

(From 5/Nov/18 - 22/Apr/18) 12.30pm Cultural Performance then the 2.30pm guided tour

1.00pm guided tour – followed by the 2.00pm Cultural Performance

2.00pm Cultural Performance – followed by the 2.30pm guided tour

 

Location: 17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua.

Adult $45.00
Child $20.00

What's included

  • Wheel Chairs provided if required.

Location

  • 17 Tryon St, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Duration: Stay for three hours, or stay all day – the choice is yours, noting we recommend a visit of at least three hours to maximise what we have to offer.
  • Child price applies to ages 5-15 years, entry is free for under 5's.

    Please note there is no access to the geysers from the village - they are viewed from our two lookout platforms.

    PLEASE BE AWARE DISCOUNTS ARE FOR ENTRY ONLY AND RELATE TO THE SPECIFIC ENTRY TIME PURCHASED. FOR EXAMPLE; A 3:00PM TICKET IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE VILLAGE BEFORE 3:00PM ON THE DAY OF ADMISSION. DISCOUNTED TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE & NON TRANSFERABLE. OUR LAST CULTURAL PERFORMANCE IS AT 2:00PM, GUESTS BUYING TICKETS FOR ADMISSION AFTER THIS TIME WILL RECEIVE A GUIDED TOUR AND VILLAGE ADMISSION ONLY (NO CULTURAL PERFORMANCE).

Available Bookings from July 21 to July 27

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Ally from New Zealand wrote on 19 July 2019

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Brilliant

So much to see and do and learn. Extremely helpful and friendly staff very communicative A must do

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Penny Griffiths from New Zealand wrote on 18 July 2019

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Fabulous

Very interesting!

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From Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Kia ora Penny, thank you for visiting and rating us five stars! Safe travels!

Taryn from New Zealand wrote on 16 July 2019

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Brilliant

A great experience

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Kia ora, thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your time at our Village. All the best for the rest of your travels!

Dr. FUAIDA from Malaysia wrote on 16 July 2019

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Haka Experience

Good experience to be in the area experiencing Moari's daily activities + the opportunity to see the geyser erupts .

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From Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Kia Ora Fuaida, thank you for your comment, we are so glad you had an interesting experience, it's a real privilege to be able to share our beautiful environment and history with manuhiri like yourself. Thanks for choosing to visit us and all the best for your trip around NZ.

Luca Zander from Germany wrote on 14 July 2019

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Great experience!!!

It was an interesting and great experience. You learned a lot about the culture, our guide was funny all of the people there are so friendly. Definitely recommend it!

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From Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Kia Ora Luca. Thank you for your lovely review of Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village and recommending our experience. Being able to visit a living Māori village is a unique experience – one that should definitely be on everyone's to-do list in NZ. We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience here.

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