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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 August 21 to August 27

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Child$20.00

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  • Child$20.00

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  • Adult$36.00
  • Child$20.00

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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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Patricia from Australia wrote on 21 August 2019

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Enjoyable experience

We started the tour with the guide called Chief. He provided is with some history of the village and explaine lot about the thermal springs. After the tour we had a hangi pie and corn for $6.00 plus coffee of course. We then went to to concert that was great and we even managed a short dance. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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christine chester from United Kingdom wrote on 19 August 2019

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Great value for money

Nice being welcomed into a real village where people actually live and being shown how they actually use thermal springs on a day to day basis for cooking and washing As well as seeing the geysers in action The cafe is great with food cooked in thermal ovens and at great prices

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From Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Kia Ora Christine, 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. We're a real living Māori village. Many of our staff live here. It's a quick stroll to work, how perfect is that! Thanks for choosing to visit us and all the best for your trip around NZ. Ngā mihi Whakarewarewa Team

Christiane Wizigmann from Germany wrote on 17 August 2019

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Brilliant, interesting, welcoming and authentic

I was there in the late afternoon (3pm). I got a privat guidetd Tour (because I was the only one there at the time). It was superinteresting, I learned a lot and almy questions were answered. It was great to see How a maori Village lookes like, how they still live there, prepair their food and bath. It's more authebtic then one of the other Show Village. I also could witness the play of the Geysirs. The loop walking track is fascinating and you should not miss out on that one. Thank you very much for a great afernoon

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From Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Kia Ora Christiane, First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to visit us on your New Zealand adventure - we really appreciate you choosing to visit us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, we pride ourselves in providing an excellent experience for our manuhiri (guests) so thank you for your feedback! We will be sure to pass your kind words on to our team. Safe travels and have the best time exploring New Zealand on the rest of your journey. Ngā mihi Whakarewarewa Team

Silvia from Andorra wrote on 17 August 2019

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Not really worthy

Too expensive for what it is. Recommend it only if you have a really good discount.

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From Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Kia ora Silvia, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We are sorry you found it was too expensive. Our Cultural Experience (which includes the concert and tour, and all day access to our village, including all the nature trails and geothermal activity), our pricing is on a par, (if not lower than) similar-type experiences in the area. For us, Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village, we love giving our manuhiri (visitors) the opportunity to experience a diverse range of geothermal wonders and real Maori lifestyle in one place, something extremely unique in New Zealand and the world. As above, we get fantastic reviews and positive feedback on this authentic experience: One which offers a peek into real life in a Maori Village. It's a shame you feel this way, we'd welcome you one day in the future to perhaps alter your perceptions. Ngā mihi Whakarewarewa Team

JULIANE from France wrote on 12 August 2019

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Amazing

A wonderful journey with a lot of information !

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From Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Tena Koe Juliane, 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!

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