Ever since we left Whakarewarewa Village, my friends and I can't stop thinking about it.
Wow - what a humbling and moving experience. Our tour guide was a lovely gentleman named Paora. His passion for his culture was evident, and he made us feel at home in his precious village. He was incredibly informative and answered all of our questions. His sense of humour was also top-notch. Will miss him!
It's the only living Maori village in Rotorua, and I highly recommend Whakarewarewa over some of the more 'touristy' Geothermal attractions.
Make sure to visit their cafe to try their Hangi Pies - what a fantastic meal!
We were lucky enough to catch a cultural performance, which was wonderful. What a talented group. It was incredibly interactive and they even taught us how to use the Poi, and to do the Haka!
THANK YOU to all of the staff, and Paora (Chief).
Oh, and make sure to try their special Geothermal cooked sweet corn!