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Address: Opposite the Visitor Centre, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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+64 9-402 7345
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US$183.91*
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Private Tour: Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour
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A step back in time

A great place to visit and to see how the 'locals' lived in the early settler's day, a good comparison to the European settlement on the opposite bank of the river, the Mission... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Robert J
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit and to see how the 'locals' lived in the early settler's day, a good comparison to the European settlement on the opposite bank of the river, the Mission House and the Stone House. I would recommend a decent pair of shoes/trainers as some inclines are challenging in beach shoes. On the whole well worth the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been previously- was great then but today was a waste of $! It's run down & unkempt! Huge disappointment & quite simply wouldn't recommend this at all! Doesn't look anything like it's pictures now! Photo in pink shirt - last visit - whare looks great! Other photo today - whare broken & full of rubbish! Shocking!

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Thank Glenn B
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It a nice place to spend few hours with family. The location is quite beautiful and well maintained. The cafe situated in the village was excellent.

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Thank AviCPH
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you are staying on boi for a while. Located opposite stone store and kemp house. Useful for kids to learn through seeing tangible examples.

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Thank Harvey F
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Paid $10 to see old ramshackle replicas of old Maori huts. The people there are rude and arrogant, ignoring visitors. The huts are falling apart and look as if they were abandoned 50 years ago. Don't encourage them by visiting, hopefully it will close down and stop giving the areas tourist sites a bad name.

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Thank NZ265IanM
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Not too much to see - it is only a replica of what the village would have looked like though. Still a good insight into history of the area despite there being not much to see.

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Thank Amy P
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14 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A very small museum with a few (newish?) artefacts followed by some rotting unmaintained fake village displays. Not worth the risk of walking up the tricky path

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Thank Pat F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Save your $10 and go somewhere else. This place is an absolute joke. The small reasonably informative museum is OK but the rest comprises some ramshackle, falling apart "exhibits" claiming to represent a Maori village. Better to give $10 to charity than waste your time here.

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Thank GerryW1952
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The best thing about the site is the entrance, modern, well kept, belying the state of the rest of the 'attraction' which is unkept, falling down, and uninformative. The NZ$10 entry fee was robbery.

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Thank Martin N
New Zealand
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31 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We were really interested to find out more about the way Maori lived traditionally, but were really disappointed with this experience. The place is not just poorly maintained, it is not maintained at all. There was little to be learned and no sense of history (yes, I know it is a replica). Would not recommend at all

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