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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 3463
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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 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 Performance, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

My sister and I took our 4 teenage daughters to visit the Maori Village. It was interesting to see the geiser, the boiling-hot steams and understand a little of the Maori way of living in the village.

Thank CorMit
Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to visit this village only if we felt we were up to it during our busy schedule, we were, and we're SO glad we did. It was really unique and fascinating. One of the primary experiences we remember from our trip!

Thank MountainMom78
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora, We are so happy to read your review, thank you. It is such a privilege to be able to share our living Māori village with visitors like you. Ngā Mihi, Lou

Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour of this living Maori village was not only fascinating but very informative about how the people lived here for generations. Great value for money and would recommend.

Thank DavidMay1945
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora David, Thanks for taking the time to review us and your comments, such a joy to read. Yes, we have a fascinating way of life here and we are thrilled to be able to share it with manuhiri like yourself. Ngā Mihi, Lou

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very informative tour that explains the Maori way of life. Our guide explained how the tribe/family has lived for generations on this site. Make sure to be onsite for the cultural show and get the cornMore

Thank flatsdad
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Tena Koe, Thank you so much for choosing to visit Whakarewarewa - The Living Māori Village. We are rapt you found your visit worthwhile - the concert performance is always a highlight for our manuhiri and the corn is not to be missed! Ngā Mihi,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was informative and it was also good to have some free time afterwards to wander around and have another look in our own time. We watched the show, did some shopping in the tourist shops and also tried the corn. The corn was...More

Thank 2014tee
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Thank you so much for your comment, we are so glad you had an informative interesting experience. For us, it's a real privilege to be able to share our beautiful environment and history with manuhiri like yourself. Yes, you are right, the corn...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken round by "Chief" - not possible to spell his full name. A really nice sense of humour but really informative about the Maori culture too. The best corn you will taste and a really nice show. Be aware that there are only...More

Thank DAH60
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tena Koe, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Our guides here are very passionate and their knowledge is immense and they take great pride in sharing this with our manuhiri like yourself. We agree - the corn is fabulous! Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this tour and was amazed how they used the thermal springs for cooking and bathing and the traditions off the Maori people. You also get to see the Prince of Wales Feathers Geyser which is on a more expensive tour

Thank michaeloneill2015
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is much appreciated. Happy to hear that you also enjoyed seeing the geyser and taking in all the knowledge about our unique way of life. Nga mihi, Lou

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit and I highly recommend experiencing the entire package. The cultural performance was quite excellent and never felt less than authentic. Order the meat pie meal -- cooked the same way as the Hangi meal but less food. I still could...More

Thank Betsy O
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We love giving our manuhiri the opportunity to experience our real life Maori village. Glad you got to taste the hangi pie - these are so popular and absolutely delicious!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like a bit of history then this is the place for you to come and learn about the indigenous people of New ZealandMore

Thank Christina T
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We love giving our manuhiri the opportunity to experience our real life Maori village. Thank you for choosing to visit us and we hope to see you again soon. Nga...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience to witness the Maori people and their village. The smell is something that you will have to get used to, as it is an active geothermal location. The guide was very informative and knowledgeable about the history and you were...More

Thank Ashley B
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Ashley We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We love giving our manuhiri the opportunity to experience our real life Maori village. We are glad you enjoyed our guided tour - they are super passionate about sharing...More

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Karen M
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Response from OscarPirate | Reviewed this property |
Hi There are definitely a lot of places that you could access in a wheel chair. However, there are unfortunately some steps down to platforms. Otherwise, the cafe, where they have the cultural show and the shops had ramps... More
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Victoria W
11 July 2017|
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Response from AmitChheda | Reviewed this property |
Half day visit is good enough
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Hilary R
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Response from Simon C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is set up for amateurs like you and me!
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