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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 #10 of 21 things to do 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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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

According to my research this was entry by donation but when we arrived it was $27 family entry. While it was interesting there was not a lot to see and I thought it was a bit pricy for what was there and the time to view it (not long at all).

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Surrey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Good location near the Stone store and only $10. There's a good little museum and some recreated Maori huts on the site of a village. Staff are friendly and have a good knowledge of the site.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 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
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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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80 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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