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Whakarewarewa Village Guided Tour provided by Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Whakarewarewa Village Guided Tour

Whakarewarewa Village Guided Tour
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from $35.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Experience the warmth of our Legacy Guided Tours through New Zealand’s iconic Maori village. Our village guides are direct descendants of the early Māori guides who’s legacy shaped tourism in New Zealand for generations. Their insights, knowledge and legendary hospitality (manaakitanga) adds depth and richness to the experience you’ll have at Whakarewarewa.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6913P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Entry Ticket • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Inclusions
Entry Ticket • Entry/Admission - Rotorua
Departure details
17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    17 Tryon Street
    17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    See address & details
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    Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    Explore an authentic living Māori village where people live on a daily basis, using natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes as they have for centuries. View the geothermal wonders of Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley including the world-famous Pōhutu geyser, boiling mud-pools, steam vents and bubbling pools. Learn what it’s like to live in the challenging geothermal plateau where daily life includes cooking in the bubbling pools and steam vents, and bathing in the refreshing therapeutic waters. Guided tours of 1 to 1.5 hours are at 10am, 12pm and 2pm daily. Book early as there is a maximum of 20 guests per tour to ensure the Safety and Enjoyment of all visitors.
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  • You'll end at
    17 Tryon Street
    17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    See address & details
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maudelott
Fairlie, New Zealand39 contributions
A must visit
We booked for a guided tour. Our tour guide was so friendly and full of information. She cooked us corn on the cob to eat. The price is very cheap for the tour you get.
Written 8 May 2021
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Junior I
7 contributions
Amazing place to visit
My partner and I did both the self guided tour and the guided village tour. Both were amazing and would highly recommend to everyone.

Our tour guide, Paora, was just top notch, very informative, entertaining and humorous. He's by no means an O.B.E. (Ordinary Brown Entertainer) as he claimed, buy rather an exceptional one. He really did make a great impact on our day today at the village.
Written 12 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
WTVTManagement
Tena Koe, Yes, Paora (aka chief) is one of our exceptional guides (though they all are!) and is known for dazzling and entertaining our manuhiri (guests) with her knowledge and passion. We will pass this feedback on for sure. We agree, taking our guided tour with one of our guides is the best way to gain valuable insight into our history and way of life. Our guides, who all whakapapa back to Whakarewarewa Village, are related to the guides who guided at the Pink and White Terraces. They are knowledgeable, informative, fun and do love sharing stories of the past, so it is good to hear that you connected well with your guide. We hope to see you next time soon, thank you for supporting us!
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Natasha D
18 contributions
Highly recommend this tour
Just spent well over an hour on this tour. Our guide was a young woman whose family have lived in the village for generations. Her knowledge was awesome and any question we had she answered. As part of the tour we were treated to a piece of sweetcorn which was cooked in one of the hot pools, needless to say that was delicious especially because she wasn't stingy with the butter. Thank you so much for your hospitality...we will definitely be back.
Written 19 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
WTVTManagement
Kia ora. Thank you for your lovely review and for recommending our experience. we are delighted you had an amazing guided tour here. Our guides are so full of knowledge and passion and love extending that knowledge to our manuhiri (guests) - it's a privilege! Taking our guided tour with one of our guides is the best way to gain valuable insight into our history and way of life. Our guides, who all whakapapa back to Whakarewarewa Village, are related to the guides who guided at the Pink and White Terraces. They are knowledgeable, informative, fun and do love sharing stories of the past, so it is good to hear that you experienced this. We’d love the opportunity to welcome you again one day. Whakarewarewa Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
stut254
stut254
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Ok But False Advertising
The self-guided walk was pretty good but overall we had a sour taste due to the false advertising. The web page f
missmcleay
missmcleay
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Lovely relaxing walk
We had a lovely walk through the recently opened geothermal trail. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The g
SabinaAltorf
SabinaAltorf
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the self guided tour
The great thing about this walk is the spectacular views of Rotorua and the village. The walk was really fun and en
Naina-Damani
Naina-Damani
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AMAZING DANCE AND PERFORMANCE.
The Living Maori Village is a portal to the history and traditions of the indigenous people. It is one of the best
PhillipP
PhillipP
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Natural wonder!
An impressive site powered by geothermal activity. It is once impressive for the landscape itself and twice impres
JaroslavNecas
JaroslavNecas
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Interesting
Interesting place, but I got bad luck for tour guide. From time to time I had difficulties to understand. Still it
O6866WZkatiej
O6866WZkatiej
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Inspiring and touching !!
Probably one of the best experiences I had in New Zealand. The villagers were so welcoming and friendly. Went into
JJJP
JJJP
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Laid Back Informative Tour
The visit started with a guided tour which was informal, anecdotal but enthusiastic and interesting. The Maori show
TravelinSuz
TravelinSuz
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Best of Rotorua area
There’s thermal hots springs, geysers, local indigenous culture and more. What else could you want? Wow
Bob H
Bob H
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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, Rotorua
My wife & I visited this attraction and had a very enjoyable time. It is very interesting and well worth a visit...
Andreas C
Andreas C
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What makes the difference: here the Malri still live in their village
Although this is touristic affair and enterprise to create income for the local Maori community it is still an auth
leonardl547
leonardl547
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Amazing experience
Compared to the other Maori villages, this Māori Village is owned and operated by local residents. We enjoyed walki
KarenM1_10
KarenM1_10
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Worth the trip
We visited Whakarewarewa on a tour that was offered by our cruise line. Our guide was very good and provided infor
lampug
lampug
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Maori experience!!
We just missed the last haka show but made the tour that followed. The uniqueness of this place is that it is a vil
Julian W
Julian W
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An essential tour for Rotorua
The one show you must see when you are in Rotorua. The guide is very knowledgeable and friendly and he will walk yo
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