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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3463
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In August 2015 Whakarewarewa received recognition as one of the Lonely Planets’ Top 500 Ultimate Travel Destinations, being ranked at #276 in the world. he 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 Performance, 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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17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3463
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Geothermal area within Rotorua and living Maori village. A must visit when in Rotorua. Maoris do a demonstration of their dancing & singing culture then you get guided tour of the village and geothermal areas. Not something you get to see often. Fascinated that one...More

Thank Kerry T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose here over Te Puia as has been mentioned this is a living Maori village. The other site is Government run. Very informative guided tour that times in with a cultural show. The different ways in which the natural resources are used is great to...More

Thank Doug2371
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, but pushing it with entry price plus everything else makes it too expensive to go back and take friends.

Thank Frances R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are several Maori experiences around Rotorua but I chose this one as it was mentioned in my guidebook. We were not disappointed as it was a very interesting experience, not only with the insight into Maori culture but also into the thermal activity that...More

Thank LizG10959
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit as people actually live in the village . Good cultural show. Interesting tour with an enthusiastic guide

Thank beachwalkers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing day spent walking around seeing the geezers, mud pools and watching the māori cultural experience. We chatted to some kids who were visiting family in the village, great day!!!

Thank Emma J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited whilst on a break from rugby, I would recommend taking the guided tour (which I wouldn't usually do!) fantastic scenery.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

While in Rotorua, we had a couple of options for exploring Māori culture. As an able-bodied traveler, I am grateful we chose this one. We had a great guided tour all around the village for an affordable price. We had a chance to see a...More

Thank Britany O
Reviewed July 12, 2017

This attraction does well because it is in Rotorua however, there are better Geothermal parks that are outside the town and worth driving 30 minutes to if that is what you are particularly interested in. It is $40NZ per person to visit here. However, it...More

Thank sjjdxb
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by the village on route to our hotel and were really glad we did its such a beautiful place.

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Karen M
July 27, 2017|
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Response from OscarPirate | Reviewed this property |
Hi There are definitely a lot of places that you could access in a wheel chair. However, there are unfortunately some steps down to platforms. Otherwise, the cafe, where they have the cultural show and the shops had ramps... More
Victoria W
July 11, 2017|
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Response from AmitChheda | Reviewed this property |
Half day visit is good enough
Hilary R
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Simon C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is set up for amateurs like you and me!