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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3463
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In August 2015 Whakarewarewa received recognition as one of the Lonely Planets’ Top 500 Ultimate Travel Destinations, being ranked at #276 in the world. he Living Maori Village is set among the geothermal landscape of the Te Whakarewarewa Valley, a ten minute walk from town. See the Geysers, Bubbling Pools, Mud Pools, and Steam Vents and walk our back tracks with amazing photo opportunities. The Living Maori Village is an authentic and unique attraction where the villagers live, cook and bath in the geothermal waters on a daily basis. The entry fee includes a fully guided tour and Maori Cultural Performance, including the world famous HAKA. Our guides are direct descendants of the guides who guided at the Pink and White Terraces over 170 years ago, this legacy is as important today as it was then.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3463
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived ~ 2:00 p.m. and was sold 2:00 p.m. tour tickets by the entry clerk who seemed rushed and 'processed' us quickly. There was a light constant rain and we had to 'catch up' with the tour group. Once we caught up, we realized...More

Thank TravlLvr7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant! The guide as well as the performance was amazing. Been back twice, once with a friend and once to show family. Worth the visit!

Thank Clara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time here. We felt better coming here than the tourist trap of Te Puia. The history of the village was really interesting and it was great walking around the pools with a guide who has a vested interest in the place....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took an hours guided tour round this village.This is a village still being lived in and also a hot springs place Guided tour took an hour.Very informative with a good local guide .Cost 80 $ for two . You can use the tickets for the...More

Thank Spud C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing to see the houses abandoned because of the thermal activity. Insight into how the Maori live in a small community. Good background history and finished with a Maori show.

Thank apodave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village is recommended tourist attraction in Rotorua. Visiting living Maori village is a must during your stay.

Thank T0urist7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting tour. Our guide was great and very welcoming. It was a large group and she kept everyone together and spoke loudly so we all could hear. We booked to have the meal which was very tasty! Would highly recommend visiting if you are...More

Thank Shabbylaura
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great guide, Keisha, who not only guided us through the village but also told many stories about the Maori culture and living and the use they make of the geothermal activities. She was amazing. After the 1 Hour tour we watched a...More

Thank leolimoncello2003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide was warm, friendly and welcoming. She shared not only her knowledge of the place and her culture, but also her songs and stories. The village is built on thermally active ground and is awesome to see, smell and touch. The cultural performance was...More

Thank D6607SDpaula
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hadnt been for about fours years. There is a much enlarged cafe area. Everything else much the same tho from memory during the cultural performance who were shown how piupiu were made in the past. Worth a visit.

Thank Jonathan H
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9 December 2017|
Response from 708Robin | Reviewed this property |
The centre is open from 8.30 in the morning. The tour and entertainment were all part of the tour.
3 December 2017|
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your speedy answer. Which organised tour did you do this through? This isn't our pricing - would like to look into this please. Thanks, Lou :)
11 November 2017|
Response from LilyChak | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure that you can call the village. 64-7-3493463 Or go to their website and contact them.