This attraction is situated over the remains of Te Wairoa village which was destroyed when Mt Tarawera erupted over 100 years ago.
Over the years there has been constant excavation of the site and the findings are amazing to see, both in the museum part and the actual diggings. There is a stream walk also where the trout can be viewed but not caught. Then for the energetic and adventurous, the bush walk down beside the Te Wairoa stream waterfall.
After that there is a playground for the youngsters and the cafe which has good coffee and food.