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Address: Opposite the Visitor Centre, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-402 7345
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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.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amy P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Amy P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Pat F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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.

Thank Martin N
New Zealand
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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

Thank TravelledBug
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Rewa's Village and the surrounding Discoverers' Gardens totally exceeded our expectations. The gardens are quite extensive, with many informative notes about the traditional use of native trees and plants by Maori. The paths lead through parts of the Gardens towards the reconstructed village, which is convincingly spread through the site. There are notes to borrow from the entry Desk, echoed... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I spent a fascinating time walking through a village rich in history. It stands just opposite the grounds where decisions impacting the history of this country were made. Anybody visiting Kerikeri who fails to visit Rewa Village has missed out on something really special.

Thank David C
Langkawi, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is an interesting place to visit, but it could do with a bit more loving care, especially the gardens. Information provided was sketchy, and more would have been good

Thank Hibiscus2012
Deal, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Having visited the excellent Kemp House & Stone Store (with a superb guide for the former), we had similar expectations for this visit, but were disappointed. There really isn't a lot to see, and even as a walk it isn't especially thrilling or interesting. The exhibits look 'tired'. Perhaps a guided tour with an enthusiastic guide would have made it... More 

Thank KentishMan56
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

I didn't think that this attraction was as well maintained as it should be. It definitely looked as thought it needed maintenance and repair to a number of the buildings. This was a pity, as a lot of visitors to the area would have looked forward to seeing this village. The ticket price was quite expensive. I don't believe much... More 

Thank Simon K

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