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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

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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...more
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17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On the first day we took the guided tour in the afternoon which was disappointing. As it was raining, we only saw the thermal pools for cooking, geysers in the distance and the outside of the temple. Went back on the second day to see...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed yesterday

If visiting Rotorua and you wish to experience a hangi cooked lunch, geothermal features and a cultural performance in one stop, then Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village is the place to go. This was a fun place to spend some time learning about Maori Culture and...More

Thank DonC765
Reviewed yesterday

Kiora! We loved our time at Whakarewarewa. Our guide (Mari?) was fantastic and gave us a real insight in to how to live among the thermal activity as well as personal accounts of living in the village. Amazing to think that people have been living...More

Thank Suzie P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spiritual place if you want to experience the Maori culture and connection they have to the land. We were fortunate to experience the special place as part of the official kick off of the WIBF. Over 11 countries were represented at the forum. We arrived...More

Thank Milton T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This living Maori village is worth the visit if you would like to learn more about the Maori culture and see how modern villagers live. This is morning to afternoon experience (closes at 5 p.m.). They have hourly guided tours led by a villager explaining...More

Thank truffles808
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora, Thank you for your detailed review. Our friendly whanau (family) here at Whakarewarewa are honored to be in a position to share their culture with manuhiri like yourself. Thanks for choosing to visit us and all the best for your trip around NZ....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the day last week while in Rotorua. We did the show, tour and hangi experience. Our guide was awesome, having grown up in the village he knew a lot about the history and culture of the village. In particular, I loved learning...More

Thank Caitlin O
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking time out to learn about Māori Culture during your visit to NZ. and thank you for visiting us. Our friendly whanau (family) here at Whakarewarewa are honored to be in a position to share their culture with manuhiri like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went here after reading about it in the lonely planet guide and we had an amazing time. The guide was so good, telling us all about the village, how they live with the geothermal and about his childhood. We were both...More

Thank Rhys B
WhakaVillage, Whakarewarewa Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia Ora Thank you for your comment, we are so glad you had an lovely experience, it's a real privilege to be able to share our beautiful environment and history with manuhiri like yourself. Being able to visit a living Māori village is a unique...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you would like to see how the Maori live today and experience thermal steam vents and pools all in one admission price then the Maori Living Village in Rotorua is the place to go. You can wander through yourself, have a guided tour or...More

Thank John P
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we are glad you got to experience all our highlights here at our Living Māori Village. Thank you for the lovely review, its words like yours that help us keep focussed – and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic to have the opportunity to wander through the village at your leisure. Recommend doing the guided tour as it provides you with more history and context in regards to the village. So cool to see this existing in this day and age. They have...More

Thank 2014tee
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to visit us on your New Zealand adventure - we really appreciate you choosing to visit us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, we pride...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our family from the US here. They loved it. Great place to learn about local culture-don’t miss out on the corn fresh cooked in seconds in front of you in the hot pools. Delicious! Fun cultural performance with photos allowed with performers afterward.More

Thank N M
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for your lovely review of Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village and recommending our experience. Being able to visit a living Māori village is a unique experience – one that should definitely be on everyone's to-do list in NZ. We are...More

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Coupon Q
30 July 2018|
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
Kia ora. Half an hour :)
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Stella C
16 March 2018|
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Response from Lexie2Hawick | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The tour took about 1 hour the performance approx 45 mins.
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4 February 2018|
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
0 Votes Kia ora, sorry for the delayed response to his question - there was no alert and it got inadvertently missed. You can get to Whakarewarewa by foot from Rotorua central - it's about a 20 minute walk, or otherwise a... More
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