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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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This was an amazing experience. Our Maori guide was very interesting and informative. The geysers and the bubbling pools were something to behold and the cultural experience, with... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was an amazing experience. Our Maori guide was very interesting and informative. The geysers and the bubbling pools were something to behold and the cultural experience, with the singing and dancing was brilliant. The haka gave me goosebumps.

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The village is great. Friendly people, excellent guided tour. A nice maori show was a plus. Unfortunately one of the two souvenir shops closed very early.

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the history, put you off having other groups near, you couldn't concentrate on what you where being told. With the accent and noise going on.My husband is hard of hearing didn't hear very much at all. The dancing was a fun, but not as good as we thought it would be. Loved to see the girls driving for money.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walk here from our hotel and bought tickets at the entrance. Tour start right up with about twenty people. The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. The bubbling and geysers was awesome, we visited the Maori culture/Haka dancing center which was great. The only disappointment was no real bubbling mud. The cafe was good for a cuppa and snacks, shops has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great your. The guide was clear and has a good sense of humour. The walk around the village was fascinating. The Hangi lunch was really good. The best in particular was so moist after being cooked underground. The show was great and we had the opportunity to have lie photos with the Maori dancers. Well worth the money. A... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a rare experience of a tourist attraction that also succeeds to be interesting and educational. Hot springs, geysers, Maori traditions and history. The Living Maori village at Whakarewarewa (this is the short name!) in Rotorua is a tourist attraction built atop of an authentic Maori village (70 people still live here) built atop of a natural wonder (hot... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a tour, meal, and show to experience some of New Zealand's indigenous culture while passing through Rotorua on our trip through NZ. We chose Whakarewarewa because the Maori still live there, so we figured it'd be a less touristy, more authentic experience. My experience began with dealing with an ill-tempered lady at the admissions who barely managed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw a very nice 30 minute Maori show. Then we walked to the viewing area for the geysers. They erupt on a pretty regular basis, so sittings are virtually guaranteed. The village is a living, active Maori village.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really great place to visit when in Rotorua. We arrived in time to see a Maori cultural show which we really enjoyed. After this we wandered around the village on our own. The geysers were simply fascinating to watch and are an absolute must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Richard, met us at the cruise ship. He took our party of 9 to several local point of interest, the highlight of which was the Living Maori Village at Whakarewarewa. I've seen the Haka before, and these performers always put their heart and soul into it. Knowledgable and eager to respond to questions, Richard made the day enjoyable.

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