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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

2,668 Reviews
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Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour
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17 Tryon Street Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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Stu T wrote a review 2 Apr
Tauranga, New Zealand118 contributions35 helpful votes
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.
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Junior I wrote a review Mar 2021
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My partner and I did both the self guided tour and the guided village tour. Both were amazing and would highly recommend to everyone. Our tour guide, Paora, was just top notch, very informative, entertaining and humorous. He's by no means an O.B.E. (Ordinary Brown Entertainer) as he claimed, buy rather an exceptional one. He really did make a great impact on our day today at the village.
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Response from WTVTManagement, Whakarewarewa Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
Responded 3 weeks ago
Tena Koe, Yes, Paora (aka chief) is one of our exceptional guides (though they all are!) and is known for dazzling and entertaining our manuhiri (guests) with her knowledge and passion. We will pass this feedback on for sure. We agree, taking our guided tour with one of our guides is the best way to gain valuable insight into our history and way of life. Our guides, who all whakapapa back to Whakarewarewa Village, are related to the guides who guided at the Pink and White Terraces. They are knowledgeable, informative, fun and do love sharing stories of the past, so it is good to hear that you connected well with your guide. We hope to see you next time soon, thank you for supporting us!
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Natasha D wrote a review Feb 2021
18 contributions7 helpful votes
Just spent well over an hour on this tour. Our guide was a young woman whose family have lived in the village for generations. Her knowledge was awesome and any question we had she answered. As part of the tour we were treated to a piece of sweetcorn which was cooked in one of the hot pools, needless to say that was delicious especially because she wasn't stingy with the butter. Thank you so much for your hospitality...we will definitely be back.
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Response from WTVTManagement, Whakarewarewa Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
Responded 22 Feb 2021
Kia ora. Thank you for your lovely review and for recommending our experience. we are delighted you had an amazing guided tour here. Our guides are so full of knowledge and passion and love extending that knowledge to our manuhiri (guests) - it's a privilege! Taking our guided tour with one of our guides is the best way to gain valuable insight into our history and way of life. Our guides, who all whakapapa back to Whakarewarewa Village, are related to the guides who guided at the Pink and White Terraces. They are knowledgeable, informative, fun and do love sharing stories of the past, so it is good to hear that you experienced this. We’d love the opportunity to welcome you again one day. Whakarewarewa Team
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missmcleay wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand53 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a lovely walk through the recently opened geothermal trail. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds were very well maintained. We enjoyed the variety. A highlight was the lake, such a beautiful colour and well worth the walk! We also had a coffee in the cafe which was very nice.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from WTVTManagement, Whakarewarewa Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
Responded 22 Feb 2021
Kia ora, thank you for choosing to visit our Whaka Geothermal Trails. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful geothermal experience, We are very privileged to be the caretakers of this wonderland that is very unique to the world. It is even more special when you visitors such as yourself enjoy your experience with us, thank you!
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Sabina Altorf wrote a review Jan 2021
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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.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from WTVTManagement, Whakarewarewa Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
Responded 22 Feb 2021
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.
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