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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)
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+64 7-349 3463
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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 Geysers, Bubbling Pools, Mud Pools, and Steam Vents 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. The entry fee includes a fully guided tour and Maori Cultural Perfoemnace, including the world famous HAKA.

Our guides are direct descendants of the guides who guided at the Pink and White Terraces over 170 years ago, this legacy is as important today as it was then.

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We did a tour of the Living Maori Village it was really interesting and informative, our guide "Chief" was fabulous and so friendly and fun. The corn cooked in the mineral springs... read more

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We did a tour of the Living Maori Village it was really interesting and informative, our guide "Chief" was fabulous and so friendly and fun. The corn cooked in the mineral springs was delicious and looking around where people are still living was incredible, the show was awesome. Would highly recommend spending the money to go on this tour especially... More 

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We heard about this village from a visitor book that my dad had and were quite satisfied with our visit. Not only you get to learn about the Maori culture, but it is a very inresting place to see being surrounded by geothermal sources and hence having vapour clouds rising everywhere inside the village. We unfortunately arrived halfway through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed learning about the Maori culture and way of life, from their spiritual beliefs, to cultural dances and trade skills!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There you will get a chance to see a Maori village with a very simple life style, watch a Maori performance including native song and dance and also treat yourself to a hangi or hangi-inspired meal at a cafe nearby. Real hangi - meat and vegetables cooked for hours in a hole dug in the ground and covered with leaves... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved t his, was entertaining, the guide was amazing, very friendly and knowledgable, definately will go again when i Rotorua

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon the show without pre-booking. It was professional but a bit too polished for me - they do it something like six times a day so not surprising really. The village is quite interesting with its hot springs and mud holes but like others have said it seemed a little dilapidated and therefore sad.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This attraction brings together the awe and beauty of nature with the proud - yet humbly and good-humoredly presented - traditions of the Maori. The initial 15-20 minute guided session was presented passionately and with plenty of humor. After that, the visitor is pretty much free to wander among the strange steaming, bubbling beauty of the oddly icy-colored boiling vents... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A few things to know: This is current Maori village that retains many old traditions but also reflects how Maori have adopted to Europeans and modern world. Lots of Maori still live in the village but my impression was living in the village was kinda like being left behind. It's not great a living situation - dilapidated houses and such,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An awesome place to go to. Very educational and entertaining. For al ages. Gives you a good knowledge about the Maori culture and living.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Before we arrive here we expected it to be another gimmicky tourist area. However it is far from that. It is a really a living Maori village that just happens to be in an amazing geothermal area. It is an excellent cultural experience. Soon after we arrived we saw children diving for pennies from below the bridge (an old custom).... More 

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