We made the decision to visit this place last minute; so we had no expectations other than the fact that we thought we may learn something about Maori culture. We were a party of 8 (youngest 17 & the eldest 63) our opinion of the Buried Village was pretty much the same, in that we thought it was over priced $29 for a group or $32 single adult and rather boring. We learnt very little about Maori culture as the tour tended to focus on the European aspect. Your guide takes you through the first 12 sites and then you are free to amble at your leisure. There is a water fall towards the end of the site that is lovely. There are 93 steps down to the waterfall which are not evenly spaced, so elderly people may find it slightly difficult but certainly not impossible. I wore thongs and was comfortable walking the site. However appropriate footwear would be recommended. The staff were really friendly and some of the landscape was serene, however I do live in Tasmania and in relation to the scenery I may be a little hard to impress:)
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