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Rewa's Village

Address: Opposite the Visitor Centre, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9 402 7345
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in Kerikeri
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Museums

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is a very informative tour round the site of an old Maori fishing village. We had a look at some of the interesting artifacts & weapons, with some interesting stories to accompany them, but from then on it was downhill... (literally). We proceeded around some gardens, which looked like they hadn't been tended to in a while, the map... More 

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Garbsen
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

For now 10 NZ$ pp you could explore badly mentained exhibits and after ten minutes you had seen it all.

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Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

If you want to find out more about Maori culture when in New Zealand, Rewa's Village is a great place to visit. In my opinion, it just as nice spending some hours there as taking part in one of the very expensive "Maori experiences" in Rotorua.

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Vicenza, Italy
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Crossing the river from the Stone Shop I went for a dive in the past, visiting the Rewa Village. It was late in the afternoon and the guy taking care of the place was leaving, still he stopped for a chat and to give some info. It's a realistic reconstruction of the rough, hard way Maori lived before New Zealand... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Beautiful scenic views, Rewa's Village is the perfect place to visit if you are interested in Maori history, and is great for a family outing! Lovely outing and defiantly worth more than one visit!

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We arrived out of season so expect it would be much improved at other times. Kerikeri had just had flooding the week before. If you are interested in Maori history - worth a visit

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Auckland, New Zealand
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157 reviews 157 reviews
78 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Another local Kerikeri initiative by local volunteers. Admission is by donation and well worth a visit. The village reconstruction is average, but the botanical walks are great and educational. There's also much to look at in adjacent parks, gardens and walks, so if the weather is nice, allow plenty of time in the area.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Reconstructions can be tacky but not this one. Trees were quietly labelled, little thatched houses stood quietly beside the path, birds sang. A very pleasant work in progress.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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481 reviews 481 reviews
182 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

With the good signage that shows this place we expected to see far more of a fishing village as advertised. There were several structures, some being rebuilt and others looking in need of repair. Very little information and displays as to how people of those days fished.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wonderful historic treasures in the gallery with good descriptions. The garden and walkways were a little tired and neglected for the entry price charged.

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