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#1 of 7 attractions in Rotorua
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience! Experience an evening of... more » Owner description: Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience! Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting. Share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. The village comes alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone by including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. You will have the opportunity to participate in these activities. Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining the traditional hangi buffet feast! « less
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#2 of 7 attractions in Rotorua
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#3 of 7 attractions in Rotorua
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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#4 of 7 attractions in Rotorua
Category: Educational Sites
Owner description: Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. We are home to the world famous... more » Owner description: Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. We are home to the world famous Pohutu geyser, to mud pools, hot springs, to silica formations to the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We have shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today. « less
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#5 of 7 attractions in Rotorua
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: Experience New Zealand's most evocative archaeologist site where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption come to life!... more » Owner description: Experience New Zealand's most evocative archaeologist site where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption come to life! Violent and unexpected, the volcanic eruption of Mt Tarawera in June 10 1886 was one of New Zealand's greatest natural disasters. For more than four terrifying hours rocks, ash, and mud bombarded the peaceful village of Te Wairoa ending more than 150 lives and destroying the eight wonder of the world the Pink and White terraces BUT it doesn't end there...Thanks to the sensitive redevelopment by three generations of the Smith family; you can see what life was like at the village before, during, and after the eruption. HIGHLIGHTS:ENCOUNTER Te Wairoa Museum and be enriched in the collection of excavated objects, the fusions of cultures and tourism, and hundreds of images. EXPLORE the archaeological site which reveals the devastation of the eruption. Walk amongst and enter the very sites that once housed the people of Te Wairoa. EXPERIENCE the unique insights of the stories of Te Wairoa through optional guided tours or try our electronic tour devices ADVENTURE- Take the stunning nature trail along the crystal clear waters of Te Wairoa stream and be thrilled as you stand under the spray of the Wairere Falls as it plunges 30 metres to the valley below. CHILDREN can enjoy Smithy's Guide Map searching through the excavated sites for cluesREFRESH at Vi's Teahouse offering delicious home baking, Devonshire Tea, and excellent coffee OR browse the range of gifts in our gift store « less
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#6 of 7 attractions in Rotorua
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity is The Living Maori Thermal Village of Whakarewarewa. Join a guided... more » Owner description: Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity is The Living Maori Thermal Village of Whakarewarewa. Join a guided tour and discover the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique environment. Sit back and relax at our twice daily Maori Cultural Performances while we entertain you through song and dance. Our melodious voices accompanied by hand movements tell the stories of our heritage, past and present. Indulge your senses and try our Traditional Geothermal Hangi, Hangi Pie or Corn Cob, a tasteful and refreshing experience. « less
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#7 of 7 attractions in Rotorua
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Located outside the entrance to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, this Institute trains young carvers in the skills of their... more » Owner description: Located outside the entrance to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, this Institute trains young carvers in the skills of their elders with demonstrations of weaving techniques. « less
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