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Whaka Geothermal Trails Self-Guided Tour provided by Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Whaka Geothermal Trails Self-Guided Tour

Whaka Geothermal Trails Self-Guided Tour
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Book in advance
from $25.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Our new geothermal nature trails provide exclusive access to an untouched geothermal landscape where visitors can experience the raw nature of Papatuanuku (mother-earth). The Jurassic park-like landscape is described as providing regenerative powers as you find yourself face-to-face with Nature, Hot Spring Lakes, Mud Pools, Geysers and native manuka bushlands.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • 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
  • 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: 6913P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Whakarewarewa Entry Ticket • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
Duration
1h
Departure details
17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand 17 Tryon street, Whakarewarewa
Inclusions
Whakarewarewa Entry Ticket • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
Departure details
17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand 17 Tryon street, Whakarewarewa
Duration
1h
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
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 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    17 Tryon Street
    17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    17 Tryon street, Whakarewarewa
    See address & details
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    Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    The trails are self-guided walks ranging between 30 and 60 minutes and suitable for people with a low level of fitness. These trails combine views of native ferns, edible plants and eerie glimpses of our unique geothermal landscape, including colourful steaming lakes and thermal pools that you can only view at Whakarewarewa. You will definitely find a most memorable photo-snap opportunity for your social media profile! The Whaka Geothermal Trails will be an ongoing reserve development as we open new areas to be discovered.
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  • You'll end at
    17 Tryon Street
    17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    17 Tryon street, Whakarewarewa
    See address & details
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Keri K
Sydney, Australia163 contributions
Awesome Experience!
Staff are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend doing this activity. We had the best time walking around and looking at the thermal pools snd part of the village.
The cafe was the perfect stop after our walk for a local Hangi made steambox pie and cuppa. Covid has hurt a lot of places and it was so good to be able to support this wonderful village.
Written 3 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stu T
Tauranga, New Zealand119 contributions
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 for the self-guided walk states that you'll "find yourself face-to-face with Nature, Hot Spring Lakes, Mud Pools, Geysers and native manuka bushlands". It also specifically mentions the Pohutu Geyser and has a photo of it.

But it turns out the Pohutu Geyser is not included in that tour. Only the more expensive guided tour.

So we left disappointed and annoyed. It was the attraction we wanted to see most of all.

We noticed a number of people with the yellow self-guided stickers were coming back from the geyser path. They obviously decided to go anyway. But we're the type of people who stick to the rules, even when the rules are wrong.

The rest of the attractions were ok and we enjoyed it enough. If they fix up the website then we would've been much happier, or paid more to see the geyser.
Written 2 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sabina Altorf
2 contributions
the self guided tour
Jan 2021
The great thing about this walk is the spectacular views of Rotorua and the village. The walk was really fun and enjoyable. You walk of the lakes and you get to embrace the wonders of the village and its history.
Written 7 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
WTVTManagement
Kia ora! We appreciate and love reading reviews like this! Thank you for choosing to visit our newest experience - Whaka Geothermal Trails. Our landscape truly is something else, the mud pools geysers and steaming vents all add to the village along with the birds and trees! It is really an experience you should not miss.
Written 22 February 2021
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
Jessj0112
Jessj0112
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Loved it
Our guided tour was awesome! Our tour guide CHIEF was entertaining and so informative. The tour was amazing, getti
LiamNZandUSA
LiamNZandUSA
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If you're looking for an authentic Maori experience, THIS IS IT!
Ever since we left Whakarewarewa Village, my friends and I can't stop thinking about it. Wow - what a humbling and
maudelott
maudelott
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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
JuniorI41
JuniorI41
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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 reco
166natashad
166natashad
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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
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
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
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