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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

This actual Maori village that supports a extended family that really lives here is a great opportunity to see how they live and share their cultural identity’s thru song and dance in their covered outdoor venue. Free guided tours are included with the cost of...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a brilliant tour. The guide was very informative and the whole experience was engaging and educating. This trip allows you to learn how the local Maori villagers use the geothermal landscape in their every day life. From bathing, to cooking, we even got...More

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

Kia ora, Thank you for visiting us. Our guides here are very passionate and their knowledge is immense and they take great pride in sharing this with our manuhiri like yourself. Thanks for taking the time to share this review, this helps us know where...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tour is about an hour but you can take a beautiful walk around the geothermal lakes for another hour. My guide was friendly and informative. Everyone else I met was welcoming. The hangi pie meal was delicious! Souvenir shops didn’t have lots in terms...More

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

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time out to learn about Māori Culture during your visit to NZ. Of course, a double thank you - we are grateful you chose us! Yes our guides here are very informative we take pride in the knowledge...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a “cultural” experience that shows first hand how a community functions - this is for you. They show you how they cook, bathe and live. The hot food is really tasty too!More

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

Kia ora, Glad to hear that you enjoyed our village! it's a real privilege to be able to share our beautiful environment and history with manuhiri like yourself. Our tasty food is cooked in the backyard, courtesy of Mother Nature’s geothermal steam boxes and mineral...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to experience the Maori culture. Guided tour given by "Chief" was awesome. Truly passionate about providing visitors with knowledge of the Maori culture.More

Thank Marconi524
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Yes, Chief (his real name is Paora) 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...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent several wonderful hours at this Maori village. We arrived just in time to catch the early morning, 10:30 tour, when there were fewer visitors. Our guide, the young Meri, was wonderful. We had a 90-minute walking tour of this working village. We then...More

Thank Sandy5259
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 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour and tourguide was excellent. The show engaging and much better than I expected such ones can be. But most of all this is a living village! With a long history. Not a turist trap made for the occasion, though you can eat and...More

Thank Nanne Solem D
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tena Koe Thank you for your review, we appreciate that. Yes, our guides here are very informative. We take a lot of pride here in their passion and knowledge, it is a real privilege to be able to share that with our manuhiri like yourself....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time even with it poring with rain all day, got to see the geysers and the performance was great which I learned a lot about the Māori. The the best bit got a personal guided tour from the chief himself and was...More

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

Kia ora, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. Sometimes the experience is better in the rain (no, that's not a marketing pitch!), there's so much more steam to be seen, it's quite eerie, but beautiful at the same time....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I find this visit was interesting and it was nice to hear about how the people used to live there. I like because people still live in the village and it is good to support them.More

Thank BongOla_518
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Thank you for your support. 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. Thank you again! All the best for your trip around NZ....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really lovely afternoon here. There is a lot to see, which is easy access. Mother Nature at her best. Very interesting, informative and fascinating.More

Thank nipandtuck
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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. Ngā mihi...More

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SK1R1D
5 December 2018|
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
Kia ora, thank you for your question. The wheelchair is available to use in our village. You can borrow it from our admission. I am not sure mobility scooters can be hired or not for holiday use in Nz. Hope it... More
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SK1R1D
5 December 2018|
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Response from Scully1982 | Reviewed this property |
There wasn’t any mobility scooters to hire I don’t think. And I would say that some of the experience would be inaccessible to you although the main roads and areas and the entertainment area would be ok in a wheelchair... More
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30 July 2018|
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
Kia ora. Half an hour :)
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