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Buried Village of Te Wairoa

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Buried Village of Te Wairoa

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KiwiKerry53 wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand4,310 contributions589 helpful votes
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It was many years since I'd visited the Buried Village and to be honest I was quite disappointed -not a lot had changed. I found the museum really interesting, we'd already been to Waimangu Valley and the story continues. Once outside and exploring it's quite disappointing, so much more could be done without detracting from the sad, but amazing story. I wasn't aware of the availability of a tour, but possibly just not happening in the Covid era. We really enjoyed the walk and the Wairere Falls was a lovely way to finish the visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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TabNZ wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our morning at the Buried Village. I am a history nut, and this was my activity of choice for my birthday morning - we all (family of four, kids 11 & 13) absolutely loved it. We took the guided tour with the most engaging, lovely guide who really made it all come alive. She answered all our questions about Maori culture and history so knowledgeably and was really passionate about the village and what had happened there. There is also a lot of interesting information about the European settlers and travellers who visited the pink and white terraces, and what life was like back then. It is a very poignant and sad place, but at the same time, totally fascinating. The museum is well worth a look too. Don't miss the walk to the waterfall - some of the most stunning views we've ever seen. The cafe looked very tempting, although we didn't eat there as we'd had a huge breakfast, but would definitely go for lunch there another time. The gift shop is also fab and all the staff were super friendly and welcoming. All in all a must-do!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Joanne F wrote a review Jan 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand10 contributions4 helpful votes
Visited on Wednesday 12/1 with my husband. We both really appreciate the history of the site. Seeing the museum first is a great idea. It preloads you with information about the eruption. Also the treasure hunt for the children is a great idea. It was good hearing them discuss it and the excitement when they find a clue. We also did the walk to the waterfall. What beautiful walk, the birdsong was pretty to listen to.. I remember doing it in the 70s and I remember not enjoying it because it was extremely steep. Also the food in the cafe excellent. Best scones ever. Lastly but most importantly are staff. Very friendly and very helpful and it is clear they enjoy their job. I did ask about future excavations and they did say some are in the pipeline but no dates given. This would certainly something to come back to.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Stopticklingmeplease wrote a review Jan 2021
Whanganui, New Zealand143 contributions31 helpful votes
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Came here with two friends to have a look around the buried village and have a scone and drink. We haven’t been out here since we were kids so it was rather nice to have a look at the museum and a walk around. It is a little pricey but I think for something that is so unusual it’s worth it.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kapitidon wrote a review Jan 2021
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand44 contributions18 helpful votes
Charge a lot less. The fee is astronomical for what is there. You could maybe justify this if it was going to an ongoing excavation. Felt ripped off
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Date of experience: January 2021
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