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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,845 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We more or stumbled on this local Maori community when we took a walk around the lake foreshore. We liked it because it is 'real' and not at all touristy; I am not arguing that Whakarewarewa say is not real, but the masses of tourists at the latter location make for a very different visitor experience. Two very impressive buildings at Ohinemutu: the meeting house and St Faiths Church, though were only allowed a glimpse inside the latter. Also notable are the many above-ground tombs of Maori Wars veterans by the edge of the lake. When we visited, in the courtyard in front of the meeting house a group of wahines were practising a dance with pois for an upcoming festival. Now that real! There is also lots of geothermal activity here.
Written 25 April 2023
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Ria van Raaij
Mook, The Netherlands26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We learned a lot by the guide Dennis ,who tells a lot and sings in the car ,he tells about the Maori people and houses and church and where they are burried. Ans lives in the streets with the hot water boiling places,
Written 29 December 2022
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Xanerin
Alice Springs, Australia1,476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Remember when you visit here, you are in someone’s back yard. There is heaps of thermal activity especially in peoples houses. Be respectful and ask permission from residents if you want to go onto their property. You will see them actually cooking in the boiling water and take an egg and cook your own - so much fun. Also don’t forget to see St Faiths Church and behind that, the memorial and tombstones for the Māori Battalion. So love this area.
Written 30 October 2022
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Robyn G
Raglan, New Zealand97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is maybe my favourite place to explore in Rotorua. I parked by the lakefront and walks to Ohinemutu, a short 10 minute walk. St Faith's church was closed due to covid restrictions but there was plenty of other things to see, including the beautiful cemetery, the statue of Queen Victoria, boiling water, and a lake inlet with clouds of water vapour gliding across the water. It's a very peaceful, beautiful place.
Written 15 May 2022
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Naina-Damani
London, UK999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It is a suburb in Rotorua and a living Maori village set on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua. Beautiful traditional Maori wooden buildings and sculptures.
Written 29 November 2020
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Karen M
Wellington, New Zealand56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We went there, but everything was closed up, on a Thursday. I think its more targetted at bus tours and group bookings
Written 5 July 2020
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Kathy
565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Ohinemutu is the site of a Maori village on the shores of Lake Rotorua. Two beautiful structures at this location face each other, the Tamatekapua meeting house and St. Faith's Anglican Church. Both buildings are predominantly white with red trim, and both are embellished with impressive Maori carvings.
Written 6 May 2020
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Pam D
Mansfield, UK1,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a real Maori village of today, rather than the tourist ones in the area. Home to St. Faith's church. Lots of evidence of the geothermic activity arouns.
Written 29 March 2020
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Claudia10229
Dallas, TX476 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were with a tour group and our New Zealand guide is a Maori native and walked us to Ohinemutu village. We didn't go into the Maori church but walked by it, saw the many steam vents, different view of the lake and mud bubbling areas. This is part of Rotorua where people still live so be respectful of their homes and culture. We walked through the village and then to the Ku Irau Park area. No charge activity but the visitor center was closed so not sue if they request donations when open.
Written 21 March 2020
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Paul B
Chesterfield, UK1,632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Great building to photograph. Many interesting features and carvings. Couldn’t go inside as it was closed on the day i visited
Written 7 March 2020
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