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Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Ohinemutu can be quickly reached on foot from Lake Rotorua lakefront and it is a good place to visit a place where Maori culture meets the European culture. Ohinemutu was once the main Maori settlement in Rotorua, and still retains strong links to its Maori...More

Thank BurgerQueen78
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My partner Claire and I visited this beautiful village on the shores of Lake Rotorua, close to the city centre and found peace, serenity and culture here The buildings are expertly and ornately carved and a joy to behold The nearby church has a beautiful...More

Thank theoriginalbubster
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went inside St Faith's Churh and saw the beautiful etching over the lake. Great time to travel as it was preparation for Christmas.

Thank Neva S
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had a stroll around Ohinemutu and admired the beautiful church and felt we had connected with a beautiful part of our cultural heritage. A good free option for a casual stroll from the lakefront.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Ohinemutu is a residential area that is open to public at anytime to enter. We reached the place by walking along the lake from the city centre. It was a pity that when we are there, the visitor centre and gift shop is close. As...More

Thank lirene
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Really unique site with a lot of Maori touch, carvings, sculptures and Marae as the centre. Also in this site, an old beautiful church with a strong trace of Maori culture standing proudly next to Rotorua Lake, St. Faith Church, and the war hero cemetery....More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We walked around with a friend who is Maori lady, she was explaining things, otherwise there was no real signs with explanations of what was what. Beautiful buildings and amazing to see the thermal areas everywhere, coming out of drains, backyards, cracks in the cement...More

Thank rpmscorpion
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Ohinemutu is a beautiful place to wander around, take a few snaps or book a guided tour. Don't forget to take a look at the beautiful St Faith's Church with it's intricate carvings and the Maori Christ walking on the lake.

Thank CharlieandSue
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was what gave the illusion that Jesus was walking on water. Back in the day it was different and better (or so my dad says) still from the back of the church and at the right angel you can recreate that visual.

Thank EvaLady
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Ohinemutu village is an existing Maori village, you can either join a guided tour or walk by yourself leisurely. But do keep to the pavement and not wander into private compounds. There is a church, craftshop and along the way you can see hot springs...More

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