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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3463
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In August 2015 Whakarewarewa received recognition as one of the Lonely Planets’ Top 500 Ultimate Travel Destinations, being ranked at #276 in the world. he 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 Performance, 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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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3463
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Reviewed yesterday

We are fascinated with their traditional dance and intrigue in the way they welcome us before the start of the show. There are so many traditional dances done, their dramas, singing and many others that will entertain one especially when one has zero knowledge about...More

Thank Librado C
Reviewed 1 week ago

An ok experience however at $108 for 2x adults and a 3yr old we would have preferred doing something more value for money.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just outside Rotarua, this is a real Maori village of about 10 acres. you will enjoy some preshow explanations of life in the village, followed by a delicious meal cooked underground and an entertaining traditional show. After dark you will be taken on an interesting...More

Thank Barb1Bob2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My travel mate and I chose this Maori village (there are quite a few), because it was one of the cheaper ones. We are not able to compare it to the other villages, but we absolutely had a lovely time here! A nice Maori man...More

2  Thank Vera v
Reviewed 1 week ago

The things we saw on the tour were interesting but the real highlight of the tour was our conversation with Manawa our guide. Manawa started out with a monotone "tour talk" by rote but then I interrupted her by asking if it was difficult for...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This must be the best tourist attraction in Rotorua. We arrived at about 10.45 am and checked in for an 11.00am guided tour. The tour guide was of the local village and gave us a lot of information and history as well as pertinent information...More

1  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived ~ 2:00 p.m. and was sold 2:00 p.m. tour tickets by the entry clerk who seemed rushed and 'processed' us quickly. There was a light constant rain and we had to 'catch up' with the tour group. Once we caught up, we realized...More

Thank TravlLvr7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant! The guide as well as the performance was amazing. Been back twice, once with a friend and once to show family. Worth the visit!

Thank Clara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time here. We felt better coming here than the tourist trap of Te Puia. The history of the village was really interesting and it was great walking around the pools with a guide who has a vested interest in the place....More

1  Thank Robin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took an hours guided tour round this village.This is a village still being lived in and also a hot springs place Guided tour took an hour.Very informative with a good local guide .Cost 80 $ for two . You can use the tickets for the...More

Thank Spud C
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10 December 2017|
Response from 708Robin | Reviewed this property |
The centre is open from 8.30 in the morning. The tour and entertainment were all part of the tour.
4 December 2017|
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your speedy answer. Which organised tour did you do this through? This isn't our pricing - would like to look into this please. Thanks, Lou :)
11 November 2017|
Response from LilyChak | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure that you can call the village. 64-7-3493463 Or go to their website and contact them.