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Buried Village of Te Wairoa

1180 Tarawera Road | RD 5 Rotorua, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
+64 7-362 8287
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1180 Tarawera Road | RD 5 Rotorua, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
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+64 7-362 8287
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

We pre-purchased our tickets online receiving a small discount before travelling to NZ. We visited the Buried Vilage around 1.30pm after a Saturday morning at the Blue Lake as they are out the same way from Rotorua. After a quick coffee to refuel at their...More

1  Thank Lissel A
Pam M, General Manager at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, responded to this review

Responses like yours really make my day. Thanks for providing such a comprehensive and descriptive review. Your last sentence I particularly love, and really sums up what the Buried Village is all about - not a flashy attraction but a gentle one to immerse yourself...More

Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Fascinating and well presented story of this catastrophic event. Take time to read the signs in the museum and enjoy your stroll through the grounds and excavation sites. Well, it's no longer an excavation site, and some sites were sparse, but overall a worthwhile excursion....More

Thank Sojourner_mom
Reviewed 21 November 2015

The buried village of Te Wairoa is a history lesson from the 19th century about the eruption of Mt Tarawera which buried the village in mud and destroyed the Pink and White Terraces. After looking around the museum take a walk around the village. The...More

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Guide Lyn gave us a lively and interesting description of what we were seeing. The museum is excellent and we wished we had more time to look at the exhibits in more detail. The buried village is interesting and set in beautiful grounds and the...More

1  Thank nanan656
Pam M, General Manager at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Our guides are extremely knowledgeable and enjoy sharing stories of the Terraces and the Tarawera eruption with our visitors. I will pass on your lovely comments to Lyn. Great that you did the walk to the stunning Wairere falls...More

Reviewed 28 October 2015

Although the staff were very friendly we found this attraction far too expensive for what it is. The Auckland museum gave a more in depth description on what happened at Tarawera eruption. When we asked where the Pink and White terraces were located we were...More

Thank nana112015
Pam M, General Manager at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review of the Buried Village. It is always great to see that the high level of customer service that we strive to deliver our visitors is appreciated. Both the Auckland and Rotorua Museums compliment the Buried Village and provide a great...More

Reviewed 25 October 2015

We had not been here for a number of years and decided in light of the dry weather it would be a good activity for a warm spring day. We booked online that morning and saved several dollars each on the entry fee. We were...More

Thank silverthreads101
Pam M, General Manager at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for choosing to visit us again and for providing such a glowing and informative review. We work in a wonderful setting and have such a unique story to tell, so it is always a delight to be able to share this with...More

Reviewed 14 October 2015

A very tasteful presentation of the Tarawera eruption in 1886 – the first stop museum fully explains this tragic event and has a large collection of artefacts recovered from the site – a pleasant easy walk through the well-kept grounds visits the excavated sites that...More

Thank GDay1044
Pam M, General Manager at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting and for the comprehensive review of what we enjoy providing. The village tells an important story and is part of the historical and cultural landscape of not just Rotorua but New Zealand. The extra loop to the Wairere falls is...More

Reviewed 12 October 2015

Interesting and sad, as I didn't know the history of the area. The staff were friendly and the indoor museum was extremely enlightening. Sadly, most of the outside area of Te Wairoa hadn't been uncovered, or only partially uncovered, and most of the information boards...More

Thank Gemma M
Pam M, General Manager at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide such honest and constructive feedback. All feedback is valuable and is used to make improvements to our product and service. Interpretation of the history within the museum certainly does give a touching portrayal of how the people of...More

Reviewed 8 October 2015

Very interesting, lovely walk around the village, esp loved Margarets letters, waterfalls a must see, geart scones at tearooms at the endMore

Thank bernie560
Pam M, General Manager at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us and for your glowing review. Margaret's Letters are lovely to follow, and seeing the village through the eyes of a Victorian tourist who visited Te Wairoa before the eruption adds a special dimension. Hope we can welcome you back...More

Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Such a great place, interesting , beautiful and really worth the visit. Booked online as it was recommended by a lady at work and we really enjoyed the walk and for my child a exploring game to find clues, and to top it off the...More

Thank Kathleen T
Pam M, General Manager at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, responded to this review

Children love the clue hunt, and the little piece of "treasure" they receive at the end. Thanks for choosing to visit us and for the great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back with your friends and family in December. Please check our website...More

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