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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

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Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village Guided Tour with Optional Hangi Meal
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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...more
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17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

We debated which Māori experience to do but this was the only village where the Māori still live and work. And it was a short walk from our hotel. It was a fascinating insight, our tour leader was a lovely lady (and very patient given...More

Thank Scully1982
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

really enjoyed my trip and can highly recommend. but the best part was being made to feel so welcome

Thank ashleigho419
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Justin gave us a guided tour of the Maori village and explained a bit of history and culture. We saw a traditional long canoe, a small house, a meeting hall, a Maori dance and the schools where they teach carving, weaving and tattooing. We also...More

Thank Samiya7
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable . The dance at 11 am and 2 PM is unique so is the conducted tour, only hope it does not rain or the guide escapes cutting short his trip ! The area is full of hot water ( sulphur mixed) flows from within...More

Thank SanjayPanigrahi
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time out to learn about Māori Culture during your visit to NZ. Of course, a double thank you - we are grateful you chose us! Our friendly whanau (family) here at Whakarewarewa are honored to be in a...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here as part of a Discovery Tour. Our bus was met by s guide, Maya, who stayed with us during our entire visit. She was very good in anticipating our questions so she was providing answers before we could even ask. She gave us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit while visiting New Zealand. The scout guide was so knowlwdgebile and full of facts. Had the full experience including the roast dinner cooked in a traditional hot spring oven. Finished off with the traditional Maori cultural performance from the village....More

Thank Phil A
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate that. Yes, our guides here are very informative. We take a lot of pride here in their passion and knowledge, it is a real privilege to be able to share that with our manuhiri like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here to get a feel of the history and see the thermal pools, not disappointed and walking distance from our hotel

Thank Alison D
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora, thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your time at our Village. All the best for the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a kiwi and even he was impressed. Excellent tour and guide. Very respectful and not at all commercialMore

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WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Thank you for your comment, we are so glad you had an interesting experience, You are absolutely right, it's not commercial, it's a real living Māori village. Thanks for choosing to visit us and all the best for your trip around NZ. Ngā...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful evening and an enjoyable way to be immersed in the Maori culture. An easy, interactive and pleasurable way to learn something new about our "over the ditch" neighbours. Delicious traditionally prepared food and a great atmosphere. Well worth visiting. Only suggestion - that the...More

Thank CherrieK14
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, thank you for your suggestion! We are glad you enjoyed your time at our Village. Our friendly whanau (family) here at Whakarewarewa are honoured to be in a position to share their culture and food with manuhiri like yourself.All the best for the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here and really enjoyed the time spend just walking around the Village. The Concert that is on at 11.00a.m. and 2.00.p.m. is the highlight of the tour. The hot mud pools are worth looking at as is the steam that is cold enough...More

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WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Really appreciate your kind words about our living Māori Village. We strive to deliver what you experienced. It's a real privilege to be able to share our beautiful environment and history with manuhiri like yourself. Our concert time is 11:15 and 14:00 per...More

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Coupon Q
29 July 2018|
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
Kia ora. Half an hour :)
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Stella C
15 March 2018|
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Response from Lexie2Hawick | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The tour took about 1 hour the performance approx 45 mins.
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3 February 2018|
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
0 Votes Kia ora, sorry for the delayed response to his question - there was no alert and it got inadvertently missed. You can get to Whakarewarewa by foot from Rotorua central - it's about a 20 minute walk, or otherwise a... More
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nasimah981
10 December 2017|
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
Kia ora, Sorry for the delayed response to his question - there was no alert that the question was there - and it got inadvertently missed! All our guided tours are one hour long. So no, if you take the 2pm tour, you'll... More
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WhakaVillage
4 December 2017|
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your speedy answer. Which organised tour did you do this through? This isn't our pricing - would like to look into this please. Thanks, Lou :)
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