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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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Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village Guided Tour with Optional Hangi Meal
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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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17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the place to visit In Rotorua. The Maori show and the guided tour were both excellent and even though the weather was not brilliant on the day the we were there (rain on and off), we really enjoyed following the suggested walks. Visit...More

Thank Daryl M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the village today and had an amazing time, our tour guide “chief” was amazing and very informative about the past and present and the show at the end finished it off perfectly would highly recommend

Thank coldwell1987
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As Australians we weren't to versed in Maori culture and decided to visit the Living Village. Very friendly people, who happily and proudly shared all their cultural ways of life and the unique way of life living on the thermal landscape. You can buy and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Must see and must do, for a taste of Maori life and culture. After the main show we had an informative guided tour of the village ending up with a good view of the geysers, at the end of the tour and our time in...More

Thank Leslie D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First experience in a traditional maori village, it was awesome! The guide was so cool, we had a lot of fun there ! Definitely something to try if you go to Rotorua~

Thank Maeva Heirava S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A crash course on everything local - the area and natives. Great examples of using nature to live; entwining the past with the present!the guides are amazing and the healthy food looked delicious! A must see in Rotorua!

Thank Roz M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an excellent way to see how villagers live and make use of the geothermal environment. Though Te Puia, a Government funded attraction, is just next door this was quite a different experience. It was interesting to walk around the hot springs and to...More

Thank bobperkins
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Local to Fenton Street, as described a living village - people live here and share their way of life. Interesting visit to pass a couple of hours, and nice cafe with food cooked the Maori way.

Thank 22judi333
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The villagers all have very colorful personalities the chief is three funniest person there! This village is full of geothermal activity and one can see the te puia geyser from here as well. The haka is powerful and a must see.More

Thank Kanaena
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WhakaVillage, Public Relations Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is much appreciated. The Geysers in The Whakarewarewa valley are called Pohutu, Te Tohu and Kereru, all three can be viewed from either Whakarewarewa - The Living Māori Village or Te Puia...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a guided tour of the village our guide was called Michael and he was lovely, funny and told really interesting stories that kept us interested in the whole tour. We watched a cultural performance afterwards including the haka which was really enjoyable. The...More

Thank Charlotte P
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WhakaVillage, Public Relations Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Thank you for your comment, we are so glad you had an interesting experience, it's a real privilege to be able to share our beautiful environment and history with manuhiri like yourself. You are absolutely right - it's not a show, it's a...More

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Katherine P
4 February 2018|
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Response from Dane40 | Reviewed this property |
The village is located in town so easy to get there. Only the Maori people actually living in the village use the pools - and only after visiting hours. If you want to go into hot pools go to Hells Gate instead. They have... More
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nasimah981
10 December 2017|
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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.
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WhakaVillage
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 :)
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