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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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Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village Guided Tour with Optional Hangi Meal

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Very informative Maori guide welcomed whole group onto their land and asked for questions. Aside from mud pools and steam vents we were given a glimpse into Maori life. The Maori... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Rotorua, New Zealand

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very funny guide around lunchtime, she cracked lot's of jokes and her family still lives in the village. Interesting place, with examples of geothermal cooking (including a delicious sweet corn). A great view of the geyser.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Wasn't sure what to expect here but it was really interesting. Started off with a Maori show then had a guided tour of the village which is basically right on top of an active geo-thermal area. Hot water is provided by mother nature, hangis for cooking are dug into the earth & there's a good viewing point to see geysers... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Very informative Maori guide welcomed whole group onto their land and asked for questions. Aside from mud pools and steam vents we were given a glimpse into Maori life. The Maori culture show was a standout. Wonderful poi dances and singing.

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Porirua, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Well from trying to find it, to trying to get back out the whole trip was a disaster. We were surprised it cost so much to see 'real live Maori' people living in a village, um we come from Porirua we see it everyday. The unfriendly and unwelcoming woman at the entrance was more like a security guard and not... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Because of the wintertime we had a private tour around the village. Our tourguide was friendly and was also interested in us. She showed us the village and she also made sure that we were on time for the culture perfomance in the performance house. The performance was about songs, the Haka and dance what was really good! After the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Was great tour giving by a lady named Girly :) Best time to go is in winter when you can get some heat by the naturally made hot pools

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Such an awesome and worthwhile tour, we learnt and saw so much in the village. Fascinating bubbling mud poles, we loved the song & dance performance and it was really fun to throw coins off the bridge and watch the locals retrieve them. Would recommend this tour to any family and friends travelling to Rotorua.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We really enjoyed this informative tour and the open trails behind the village are stunning also the hungi pie was amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We only had a limited time in Rotorua, wanting to see thermal springs and some Maori culture, we where pleased to find both in the one venue. We took the guided tour that included a traditional Maori performance. We had a lovely afternoon, we only had two others on our tour, so had our guide Girly to our selves. She... More 

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WTVT, Guest Relations Manager at Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village, responded to this review

Tena koe Toni G It great to hear that you were impressed that the village “didn't appear over commercialised” and that you had a great time on the tour with Guide Girlie and felt both welcome and humbled to be able to visit. Our Guides are passionate and informative, and love giving all our visitors (manuhiri) an understating of what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Authentic Maori village with lots of thermal hot springs and geysers. Guide named "Girly" was welcoming and friendly with very good knowledge of Maori culture being one of the descendants. Had first hand look at their way of life. Quite a large compound to roam around. Performance was lively and refreshing. Well worth a half day visit for an indigenous... More 

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WTVT, Guest Relations Manager at Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village, responded to this review

Kia Ora RLYP2012 Great to see that you enjoyed your time in The Living Maori Village and Te Whakarewarewa Valley. There is just so much to do at Whakarewarewa, from the fully guided or self-guided tours to walking the back tracks, or just sitting and relaxing and taking everything in. It is good to hear that you connected well with... More 

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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
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua

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