Buried Village of Te Wairoa

Buried Village of Te Wairoa

Buried Village of Te Wairoa
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Experience New Zealand's most visited archaeological site where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption come to life! Violent and unexpected, the volcanic eruption was one of New Zealand's greatest natural disasters, burying the peaceful village of Te Wairoa, and ending more than 150 lives. Today at the Buried Village encounter the world class Museum of Te Wairoa, explore the Archaeological Site which once housed the people of Te Wairoa, experience the unique insights of stories from our tour guides, and take the Waterfall Trail which showcases the stunning Wairere Falls.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Extraordinary550968
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved the culture history we had a native quide Miriam who told us of her adventures as a child growing up in the village it made the whole experience amazing !
Written 19 February 2024
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Oldtable
Brisbane Region, Australia267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The long walk is steep at times but very rewarding.
Wonderful history.
However weeds ,& vegetation seem to be out of control around many of the building's
Written 17 February 2024
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Bridget M
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
My teenager daughter and I did this activity and really enjoyed it. The museum was fascinating and provided an insight into the Tarawera eruption and the impact on the people and the landscape. The stories were incredible! The short walk around the ruins was great and we also did the wasteful walk, that was in cool bush, so lovely on a hot day! The waterfall was quite a surprise- much better than we had expected. We then had lunch in the garden. Very happy to have seen this. And it’s one of the cheaper activities in Rotorua!
Written 27 January 2024
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Curiosity33270021169
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A brilliant and informative place. Ririwai gave an excellent presentation giving the history of the buried village that was fantastic.
Written 22 January 2024
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Discover04788592149
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Went and explored this wonderful experience on my own, and it was filled with history and local knowledge. Take your time, read all the plaques of information, and definitely head to the waterfall!
Written 30 December 2023
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NamFahBluewaterworld
Surin, Thailand1,439 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
At firs quite boring but it had a nice garden and display after that a long walked to waterfalls it was amazing and challenging. Such a great walked.
Written 30 November 2023
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Dayle D
40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Average tourist attraction especially for the few charged. Staff very friendly. Beautiful gardens , gorgeous waterfall
Written 23 November 2023
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Clementine D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Great visit at the Buried Village, full of history and very interesting explaination. And there is a gorgeous shop at the end. Thank you for the experience, we loved it !!!
Written 19 November 2023
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Smoltman
Courtenay, Canada9,079 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This was a terrible tragedy and this museum did a very good depiction of it. The displays, artifacts and descriptions were well done. We spent over 2 hours here and did the museum part and walked around the site. The waterfall was amazing.
Written 10 November 2023
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Phoebe H
Fremont, CA75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The village was an unexpected excellent find. It was well laid out, and fascinating for history fans. Much work had been put into telling the story which was perfectly brought to life. The grounds and walk were beautiful... we only wish we had had enough time to get to the waterfall. We read everything and it did take longer than the recommend time. Nice place for a picnic afterwards!
Written 7 November 2023
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Buried Village of Te Wairoa, Rotorua

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Buried Village of Te Wairoa admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $26.95, while a popular guided tour starts around $106.09 per person.