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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

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Address: 17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Whakarewarewa: The Living Thermal Village)
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+64 7-349 3463
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The Living Maori Village is set among the geothermal landscape of the Te...

The Living Maori Village is set among the geothermal landscape of the Te Whakarewarewa Valley, a ten minute walk from town. See the Geysers, Bubbling Pools, Mud Pools, and Steam Vents and walk our back tracks with amazing photo opportunities.

The Living Maori Village is an authentic and unique attraction where the villagers live, cook and bath in the geothermal waters on a daily basis. The entry fee includes a fully guided tour and Maori Cultural Perfoemnace, including the world famous HAKA.

Our guides are direct descendants of the guides who guided at the Pink and White Terraces over 170 years ago, this legacy is as important today as it was then.

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Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village Guided Tour with Optional Hangi Meal
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Maori village and geysers

We saw a very nice 30 minute Maori show. Then we walked to the viewing area for the geysers. They erupt on a pretty regular basis, so sittings are virtually guaranteed. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw a very nice 30 minute Maori show. Then we walked to the viewing area for the geysers. They erupt on a pretty regular basis, so sittings are virtually guaranteed. The village is a living, active Maori village.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a really great place to visit when in Rotorua. We arrived in time to see a Maori cultural show which we really enjoyed. After this we wandered around the village on our own. The geysers were simply fascinating to watch and are an absolute must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our guide, Richard, met us at the cruise ship. He took our party of 9 to several local point of interest, the highlight of which was the Living Maori Village at Whakarewarewa. I've seen the Haka before, and these performers always put their heart and soul into it. Knowledgable and eager to respond to questions, Richard made the day enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the 2pm show and then did the 3pm tour. This was great. It was convenient and we learned a lot about Maori culture. We really liked the building with the geological information. Watched several videos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent a enjoyable few hours here, but did not have time for guided tour, which I wish we had done. Cultural performance was brilliant, my husband had a go at the famous HAKA! Enjoyed a traditioal Hangi Pie for lunch. No weaving display the day we went, which would have been interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was part of an all day Zealandier shore excursion. Very interesting to see all the geothermal areas and see some living village activities. Keisha had some fun stories to share that made it even more memorable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a last minute decision as my guest was not sure what she wanted to do in Rotorua. It was easy to book the tickets on-line for the same day and the ability to participate in an hourly tour and then have the freedom to go back to through the village to re-visit some of the more interesting places... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoy this place! The price was great in compare of the other villages ( the other villages you see the same things for a higher price). The show was super fun and the guides were really good and really took the time to explain everything.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a shore excursion to rotorua with a stop at the mauri village. It was interesting to see how some of the families live on geothermal areas. Will warn you that it is hot and the smell of sulphur can be overwhelming. Still would recommend the guided tour and show.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where there Maori people live, and the tour here is more real and better value for money than Te Puia, next door. I can't comment on the hangi - didn't stay for that, but the cultural performance was better.

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