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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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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 2 days ago via mobile

The guided tour is very informative and interesting. Not only do you learn about the geothermal activity and landscape but also about how the Mauri people live and lived among this landscape and also their culture and history. The cultural performance is shorter than what...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MJS2210
WhakaVillage, Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 4 days ago

Bravo to the families of this village who share the culture and history of their tribes. Easily spent a few hours here. Originally pre-purchased tickets but the weather was appalling. No problem because they happily moved it to the next day when the sun gloriously...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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WhakaVillage, Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora Michael, 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. Our guides, who all whakapapa back to Whakarewarewa Village, are related to the guides who guided...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a site not to be missed and if you are lucky enough to be guided by 'Chief' you're in for a memorable tour. Arrive at 0830 in time for the first tour and you will miss a large amount of the crowd. You...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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WhakaVillage, Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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 5 days ago

This was a truly memorable visit to a Mauri led experience which deserves everyone to visit especially when compared with the offering next door. And Chief was a wonderful guide.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dmjplus3
WhakaVillage, Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Tena Koe, Yes, Paora ( Chief's real name) is one of our exceptional guides (though they all are!) and is known for dazzling and entertaining our manuhiri (guests) with his knowledge and passion. We will pass this feedback on for sure. Glad to hear that...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My extended family, partner and I had the most amazing experience visiting The Living Maori Village. It was an absolute honour and privilege to be welcomed in and given a tour of the village by someone who grew up and still lived in the village....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WhakaVillage, Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora, Kapai, thank you for taking the time to visit us at Whakarewarewa and for sharing your thoughts with other travellers. We are beyond thrilled that you had such an amazing experience. Taking our guided tour with one of our guides is the best...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great experience we had here, our guide Michael was brilliant, a wonderful speaker with perfect diction, patiently explaining all the aspects of this very special place, you really begin to understand not only what it was like for their ancestors but what it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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WhakaVillage, Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We‘re glad you enjoyed your time with us. As we hear often that what delights our visitors is the authenticity of our experience: That is a real life living village, you get to see...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting this still operating Maori Village is a must do in Rotorua! Fall in love with the rich culture of the Maoris with their dances, village and food. Worth upgrading to include the "hangi" as the food is cooked the traditional way in hot pools....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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WhakaVillage, Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days 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. Certainly, we...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

they have split this village up into two with te puia being the new place to go and thats where i would be going.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank trolley1265
WhakaVillage, Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kia ora, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We are sorry you didn't rate your experienced with us. We often hear that what delights our visitors is the authenticity of our experience: That is a real life living village, you get to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was excellent, very filling. Amazing to see and hear about the history of it all. Also awesome how the hist new how to speak, well say"chocolate cake" in all languages !!More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wilfamalam
WhakaVillage, Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, We are glad that you enjoyed our delicious food, they all cooked in the backyard, courtesy of Mother Nature’s geothermal steam boxes and mineral pools. Thank you again for your review so we can take comfort in knowing that we are on track...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We choose to do a visit to this place because it is a living village with Maori people engaged in everyday activities. Unfortunately we booked our visit as part of a tour and felt a little rushed through but never the less did enjoy the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WhakaVillage, Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Kapai, thank you for taking the time to visit us at Whakarewarewa and for sharing your thoughts with other travellers and Trip Advisor members. Our guides, who all whakapapa back to Whakarewarewa Village, are related to the guides who guided at the Pink...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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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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Coupon Q
30 July 2018|
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Kia ora. Half an hour :)
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