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Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village

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Address: 17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand (Formerly Whakarewarewa: The Living Thermal Village)
Phone Number: +64 7-349 3463
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Description: The Living Maori Village is set among the geothermal landscape of the Te...
The Living Maori Village is set among the geothermal landscape of the Te Whakarewarewa Valley, a ten minute walk from town. See the Bubbling Pools, Mud Pools, Steam Vents and Geysers and walk our back tracks with amazing photo opportunities. The Living Maori Village is an authentic and unique attraction where the villagers live, cook and bath in the geothermal waters on a daily basis. Our guides are direct descendants of the guides who guided at the Pink and White Terraces over 150 years ago, this legacy is as important today as it was then.
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Real Living - Maori style

Got to be introduced to the clan and family. Recommend to take the full package to include the Geyser, Maori show and tour and not to miss...the Maori dinner from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Got to be introduced to the clan and family. Recommend to take the full package to include the Geyser, Maori show and tour and not to miss...the Maori dinner from the rocks/ground. The meats are simply fantastic and tasty!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to get an introduction to Maori life and customs. The geothermal features were interesting, but it was really the tour and descriptions of how the Maori live in this area that was the highlight for me. Our tour guide was fantastic.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

nice and interesting place, defenately worth visiting if you are in Rotorua. an authentic environment, funny dancing show))

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The village is just at the end of the hotels strip. Price is not exaggerated and include a 1 hour comprehensive guided tour and 30 min cultural show. A little touristic yet in a reasonable manner. All the area is based in the geothermal activity so you get them both (gazer and mauric tradition. Gazer to be seen from some... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is a very interestin place in New Zealand to visit. It is situated in the neighborhod of "te Puia", where you see the famous geysir "Pohutu" from the other side. The entrance fee to Whakarewarea is muc less than to " Te Puia" . So,this is a good choice, because you can not nly see hefamous geysir- just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The living Maori village is right in Rotorua and easy to get to. It provides just the right balance of sights information and a short half hour show including the Haka. Hangi Pi is also available for purchase if you wish. We had mini pies which were great for a taste without a full meal. Our guide was terrific providing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

this place was good but i found the guide so rude any questions people had where dismissed as if we were stupid. however the maori dance show was brilliant and a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Really well put together with a great show, interesting tour guides and lots to see and do. Definitely try the sweetcorn!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This trip would have to be on of the most enjoyable days we have had the trip was well organised, even the weather was on our side. I could highly recommend this trip to anyone who could be interested. However staying at the Whangamomana hotel was a disappointment to us as we found them quite disorganised with our booking which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We arrived early and were on the first tour of the day within minutes. Our guide was passionate and informative and obviously proud of his way of life. We were fascinated by the many uses the natural steam was harnessed, from cooking to washing and not, we were surprised to hear, heating their homes. We watched the town waking up... More 

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