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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 September 16 to September 22

Change Dates

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

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

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Elka from Bulgaria wrote on 29 August 2019

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The place where the tourism industry of NZ started

It was very interesting to visit a living Maori village and see the place where the tourism industry of NZ started. The guide was friendly and happy to answer any questions, the cultural performance was nice, and nature was fantastic. Do not miss to have a steam-cooked corn at the local café and walk the geothermal nature trails.

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From Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

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!

Anon. from United Kingdom wrote on 25 August 2019

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Excellent

Tour guide was excellent (Hannah). It was very informative and we liked the fact that it is a living village with close family ties to show its authenticity. Would recommend

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From Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

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!

Luz Orjuela from Colombia wrote on 12 September 2019

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Great!

Excelente para conocer de la cultura Maori, el guía excelente muy simpático, la Villa te permite ver los geyser y cómo funcionan , el show es divertido e incluye la danza del haka. Además en el coffe puedes probar el hangi pai por solo 3 dólares. Muy muy recomendado

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Linda from New Zealand wrote on 10 September 2019

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Even in the Wet was great

great performance, great guide very informative,

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Thomas from New Zealand wrote on 04 September 2019

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Tour guide “chief” was great

Chief was great, very informative and funny. Performance was good also.

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From Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Kia ora Thomas. Yes, Chief (aka Paora) is one of our exceptional guides (though they all are!) and is known for dazzling and entertaining our manuhiri (guests) with his knowledge and passion. We will pass this feedback on for sure. Thank you so much for your feedback. We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay here in New Zealand and we wish you all the best on your travels.

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