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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 4 weeks ago

Interesting to meet some Maori people and learn about their history and culture. A bit confusing when you arrive in the parking lot, knowing where to go. There's a small security booth, a large arched entrance, and a building off to the side. Turns out...More

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WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and write the detailed review - we really appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us, we pride ourselves on providing an...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started with the cultural performance which was powerful and impressive,even with 7 performers!The walking tour was interesting and worth doing.Our overseas family were impressed.This is a living village as close to real Maori life as a visitor is likely to get.The shops are worth...More

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WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for rating us five stars. We are glad you enjoyed your time at our Village. We are glad you enjoyed the cultural show too - our team is top notch. All the best! Ngā Mihi Whakarewarewa Marketing Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled upon this village whilst I was making my way around Rotorua, deciding what to do before I head north. Got there at nine, left just before twelve. The place is beautiful. I purchased a ticket from the counter, 45$, but apparently they’re cheaper...More

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WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora! We are delighted that you choose to visit us and that you enjoyed your experience so much that you gave us a five-star rating - awesome. Yes, our village has different tracks from 5 mins to 50 mins. You can experience the bushes...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We are so happy with the day we spent there I would love to go back and do it all over again. The guy who did the tour was fantastically knowledgeable, the cafe lady was just lovely, I bought a large tub of MUD for...More

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WhakaVillage, Digital Marketer at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to visit us at Whakarewarewa and for sharing your thoughts with other travellers and Trip Advisor members. We are beyond thrilled that you had such a fascinating experience. For us, we love giving our manuhiri (visitors) the...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

It's easy to get carried away with adventurous activities in New Zealand so it good to take time to learn about the Maori culture and history. Ample parking and reasonable prices. Did the 10am tour so that we could see the morning show. Although it...More

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WhakaVillage, Digital Marketer at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kia Ora Thank you for your lovely review of Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village and recommending our experience. Being able to visit a living Māori village is a unique experience – one that should definitely be on everyone's to do list in NZ. Ngā...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

First visit was over 10 years ago and enjoyed it just as much, if not more this visit. It was authentic, well organised tour and the cafe was good. The show was fun and also well organised. There is construction on at the moment but...More

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WhakaVillage, Digital Marketer at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments and choosing to visit Whakarewarewa – we are delighted to hear you visited us for the seconed time and enjoyed your time here at our Living Māori Village. Our Māori culture is...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Went on a guided tour here. Lots to learn and several hot springs and geysers. The thermal baths were closed for renovations.More

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WhakaVillage, Digital Marketer at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for your kind words. Yes, our guides here are very informative we take pride in the knowledge that they know and share about our valley and history. Again, I would just like to thank you for this awesome review! It’s great...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Visitors from Holland enjoyed Whakarewarewa immensily even though it was pouring down with rain. Very informative.More

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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Kia ora, Thank you - and arohamai about the weather, Mother Nature has been ensuring our beautiful Rotorua stays lush and green lately! We appreciate you choosing to visit us with your visitors from The Netherlands, and of course, for taking time to share your...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were hungry when we arrived and I thought the prices would be high but they were very reasonable and the lady who served us was lovely and friendly. Easy to find a plce to sit and an enjoyable snack before we set out on...More

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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Kia ora, What a lovely comment, thank you, the team will be pleased to hear this. Thank you for visiting, hope you had a wonderful rest of your visit here at Whakarewarewa, our home. Nga mihi, Lou

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I took the day time guided tour and learned so much about the village and the Maori history and traditions. The Chief has a great sense of humor and kept us all engaged which is not easy to do with a large group. I had...More

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WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Kia ora, Thank you for visiting Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village on your recent visit to Rotorua. We are delighted that you so enjoyed learning about our beautiful village, as well as our history and traditions. The Chief certainly has a good sense of...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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