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Address: Opposite the Visitor Centre, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9 402 7345
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Imaginative and informative

Rewa's Village and the surrounding Discoverers' Gardens totally exceeded our expectations. The gardens are quite extensive, with many informative notes about the traditional use... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 17, 2016
Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really interested to find out more about the way Maori lived traditionally, but were really disappointed with this experience. The place is not just poorly maintained, it is not maintained at all. There was little to be learned and no sense of history (yes, I know it is a replica). Would not recommend at all

Thank TravelledBug
Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Rewa's Village and the surrounding Discoverers' Gardens totally exceeded our expectations. The gardens are quite extensive, with many informative notes about the traditional use of native trees and plants by Maori. The paths lead through parts of the Gardens towards the reconstructed village, which is convincingly spread through the site. There are notes to borrow from the entry Desk, echoed... More 

Thank Churps
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

I spent a fascinating time walking through a village rich in history. It stands just opposite the grounds where decisions impacting the history of this country were made. Anybody visiting Kerikeri who fails to visit Rewa Village has missed out on something really special.

Thank David C
Langkawi, Malaysia
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

This is an interesting place to visit, but it could do with a bit more loving care, especially the gardens. Information provided was sketchy, and more would have been good

Thank Hibiscus2012
Deal, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

Having visited the excellent Kemp House & Stone Store (with a superb guide for the former), we had similar expectations for this visit, but were disappointed. There really isn't a lot to see, and even as a walk it isn't especially thrilling or interesting. The exhibits look 'tired'. Perhaps a guided tour with an enthusiastic guide would have made it... More 

Thank KentishMan56
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

I didn't think that this attraction was as well maintained as it should be. It definitely looked as thought it needed maintenance and repair to a number of the buildings. This was a pity, as a lot of visitors to the area would have looked forward to seeing this village. The ticket price was quite expensive. I don't believe much... More 

Thank Simon K
Whanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

This cute little mock village is packed with Maori history. It's not far from Kerikeri and right across the river from the Stone Store. Be careful to find the path down into the rest of the village and not accidentally wander into Discoverer Gardens :)

Thank Sara V
Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015

Took my class over for a visit. They loved running around looking at all the buildings. Staff friendly and helpful.

Thank Diannemh46
South Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015

The village is a reconstruction of a Maori fishing village as would have been occupied when missionaries first came to the area. There is little to see and what there is not in particularly good condition or interesting. You don't get much for your $10 entry fee.

Thank Valerie037
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

Took my two grandsons 8 and 9. They were so excited and asking lots of questions and assuming I must have lived in that time. It was self tour and very interesting if you can explain about the various areas and whares. We enjoyed it but the boys would have loved to go on the waka instead we just took... More 

Thank Josie G

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