Historic Sites in Rotorua

Historic Sites in Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua Historic Sites

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  • Harikoa
    1 contribution
    We had the most amazing time. Every moment was truly enjoyable & the hosts who shared their knowledge of Māori history & culture were not only enlightening & educational but also heart warming & hilarious. We were blown away by the level of talent displayed throughout the night through song, dance & demonstrations. The opportunity to interact with games in the beautiful village setting at night was so much cooler than we expected. This is definitely something to do with your whole family.
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • reneexl
    Invercargill, New Zealand63 contributions
    Loved this very informative with a guide. It was amazing learning the history of Māori right down to carving and weaving, the work that goes into it all was unreal! The geysers were cool to look at and lying on the heated rock was something different! We finished off our tour with steamed pudding. Would come and do again.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Jamoz23
    Brisbane, Australia371 contributions
    We loved the fact that people actually live and work in this village.
    Enjoyed the show put on.
    Make sure you go and do the boardwalk through the geothermal site down the bottom, well worth the walking involved.
    Written 14 April 2022
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  • Robyn G
    Raglan, New Zealand90 contributions
    The museum is currently closed but there is plenty to see around the gardens. It's a nice place for a pleasant stroll, and the Rachel Spring Whangapipiro is an interesting hot spring to check out (from a safe distance).
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Stopticklingmeplease
    Whanganui, New Zealand143 contributions
    Came here with two friends to have a look around the buried village and have a scone and drink. We haven’t been out here since we were kids so it was rather nice to have a look at the museum and a walk around.
    It is a little pricey but I think for something that is so unusual it’s worth it.
    Written 9 January 2021
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  • Robyn G
    Raglan, New Zealand90 contributions
    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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