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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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Top Rotorua Maori Cultural show

I have not seen a concert for maybe 20 years and was most impressed by the natural enthusiasm and personable nature of the performers. This was a bonus when visiting the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have not seen a concert for maybe 20 years and was most impressed by the natural enthusiasm and personable nature of the performers. This was a bonus when visiting the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great example of a living and working Maori village as depicted back in the day. A modern twist of shops and shows to satisfy anyone looking for a genuine experience. Wander amongst the bubbling geysers, hot mud pools and boiling waters! Great photo opportunities and reasonably priced gifts to take home. Relaxing pace around the village and nice to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is always an experience visiting Whakarewarewa. It has changed since I visited it the first time as they were busy renovating the village. We had a look at the live kiwi in a small exhibition place on route to the geyzers. We were lucky to be there just in time to see the geyzer becoming active (we walked on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The tour of Whakarewarewa was excellent, with detailed insights into the traditions of communities living around the geothermal vents etc. It was interesting to see the vents in action for bathing, cooking etc. Nice to have time to walk around ourselves too, and more time could be dedicated to this if you have it. We enjoyed our hangi meal which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is awesome. The maori's are friendly, fascinating way of living and their haka is awesome. One of the best highlights of my cruise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A good way to spend a few hours , very interesting and some good locals around to answer questions , very impressed

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

Kia Ora appytravler193 Kapai, thank-you for spending a few hours with us. We are certainly glad that you were “very impressed” with the visit and got the opportunity to meet the locals and ask questions. We believe It is important for our Guides and Villagers to make the experience something unique, interesting, enlightening and informative and be able to give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Tour guide was good . The village has people leaving there. It didn't have that commercial feeling. You felt like you were helping the local tribe people by going on a tour there. The cost was very reasonable.

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

Tena Koe warren j It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and your thoughts that the Living Māori Village is an “original Village”, was reasonably priced and did not have a commercial feeling. You also mentioned that you felt like you were “helping the local tribe people”, which in a roundabout way you are, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Quite interesting and not too touristy, this living Maori village attempts to create meaningful work for local Maoris and they are on hand to answer questions etc etc.

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

Kia Ora ivalee9 It is great to hear that you found the experience at Whakarewarewa to be “quite interesting and not too touristy”, and that you took the opportunity to ask questions and get and understanding of Village life and the geothermal aspects of Te Whakarewarewa Valley. Te Whakarewarewa Valley is a unique geothermal field which has mudpools, steam vents,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Unfortunately we missed the Mauri performance, since we arrived there after 2 30, which was the last performance site. But, they offered us to visit the next days performance from the same ticket. But the part itself is worth for the pay. Cafe inside village is also closed at 3 pm. Delighted to see active bubbling mud pools and geysers.

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

Kia Ora Vidura A We appreciate you taking the time to visit us at The Living Māori Village, giving and your thoughts that it was value for money. Having a chance to view the Pohutu and Prince of Wales Feathers Geysers is definitely worthwhile. As you will be aware they are natural geysers and when in full eruption, you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This attraction is so interesting. We enjoyed the leisurely walk around the site and chatting with the locals. The show was wonderful. The entertainers so enthusiastic and entertaining. Very interesting to learn about the steam cooking. Would definitely go back.

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

Tena Koe Cmpcga Kapai, thank-you for spending some time with us at Whakarewarewa and giving us your thoughts on how enjoyable the visit was. From your comments it sounds like you got to see most of what we have to offer within the Valley and the Village. Our Guides and the Villagers love spending time with our visitors (manuhiri) and... More 

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Address: 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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