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Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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A favourite place

To sit in the Galilee chapel and see this view is jsut wonderful. We always come here when in... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Brighton, United Kingdom
Lovely place to visit

We strolled through the roads in this area and came across steam vents and hot streams. The church... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Hamilton New Zealand
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Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

To sit in the Galilee chapel and see this view is jsut wonderful. We always come here when in Rotorua

1  Thank sheilapshop
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We strolled through the roads in this area and came across steam vents and hot streams. The church is beautiful inside and out. Well worth the visit. There are Maori Marae and other well adorned buildings. Chat to the locals who live in the area...More

1  Thank nadyjay
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Ohinemutu is a wonderful place to visit and spend time. The carvings on the Wharenui (Meeting House) are wonderful, and the Church is uniquely fascinating.

1  Thank Simon K
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Walking around Rotorua I saw a sign for this village, so I decided to visit....this is a living Maori village with Maori buildings and houses, there is also quite a lot of thermal activity and you can hear the water bubbling as its coming up...More

1  Thank Hazel D
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My partner said hey there is this place I used to visit when I was a child growing up in Rotorua. We ended up spending 3-4 hours wandering around enjoying the ambience of this Maori historical place.

1  Thank Colin C
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ohinemutu can be quickly reached on foot from Lake Rotorua lakefront and it is a good place to visit a place where Maori culture meets the European culture. Ohinemutu was once the main Maori settlement in Rotorua, and still retains strong links to its Maori...More

1  Thank BurgerQueen78
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My partner Claire and I visited this beautiful village on the shores of Lake Rotorua, close to the city centre and found peace, serenity and culture here The buildings are expertly and ornately carved and a joy to behold The nearby church has a beautiful...More

1  Thank theoriginalbubster
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went inside St Faith's Churh and saw the beautiful etching over the lake. Great time to travel as it was preparation for Christmas.

1  Thank Neva S
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had a stroll around Ohinemutu and admired the beautiful church and felt we had connected with a beautiful part of our cultural heritage. A good free option for a casual stroll from the lakefront.

1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Ohinemutu is a residential area that is open to public at anytime to enter. We reached the place by walking along the lake from the city centre. It was a pity that when we are there, the visitor centre and gift shop is close. As...More

1  Thank lirene
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