Half day visit is good enough
Hi, at TePuia thermal village, next to Whakawarawara, they do a hangi dinner, yum, a Maori show and you get to see the geysers at night, so pretty and well worth it. If I remember we were there from about 6pm till 9:30. We really enjoyed this experience and would probably do it again.
The daily tours at Whakewarawara living village go hourly and take about an hour, then it's at your leisure to wander around and see another show. It is a real village with daycare and shops. Hope this helps. So much to see in Rotorua.
It has a set starting time and we got picked up around 1740 to be coached to the event. There is a set protocol for the evening so you have to go with the flow to get the most out of the evening. If you are going by coach you will get coached back to your hotel/motel after it is finished. It is also worth going to the cultural village as well as it gives you a better understanding of Maori traditions.
The show lasts ca 30minutes (at given specific timing). We spent after that like 1,5hrs as we also had a quick bite at the cafe.
If you go with the guide (every hour) I think it takes around 35-40minutes.
You probably need to spend 1-2 hours, it depends how interesting you find it, I had a meal cooked in the hot pools which was a bit different, make sure you see the live show and then just wander. If you do this one and the one next door, don't worry about going Wai-o-tapu.
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