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“Good insight into a living village”
Review of Ohinemutu

Ohinemutu
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Mitere Mitai Combo Experience with Hangi Feast and Cultural Performance
Ranked #41 of 110 things to do in Rotorua
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Queensland Australia
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“Good insight into a living village”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Great to have a walk around and see the village there. The Church is the main focus but they have a shop as well. People live there and parking is sometimes difficult if tour buses are there and some streets are super narrow in places. I think on Sunday they have a market on the waterfront but I wasn't there for that event.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Maori Village”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Ohinemutu Maori Village sits on site of the original Maori settlement in the Rotorua district. It is just a short walk from the city centre along the shores of Lake Rotorua. Here you will find some fine examples of 19th century Maori woodcarvings. The Tudor style St. Faiths Church also sits within the village. Built in 1910, the interior features traditional Maori carvings and woven panels. I walked to Ohinemutu and to Faith Church which was situated near the lake, It was surreal to see the steam coming out of some corner and this place is a hidden gem.

I found it a very peaceful setting with the surrounding graveyard, Marea building, Tamatekapua meeting house and beautiful St Faith's church which is decorated with Maori motifs and carving.

Visited February 2014
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Bribie Island, Australia
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“Must see”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

After many years of visiting Rotorua, I continue to make a pilgrimage to this interesting area...full of Maori culture. Wander around the area...the locals are friendly, a photographers paradise as the wind blows the steam from the many thermal holes, creating a variety of different images. The church is quite special with the window depicting the Maori Christ overlooking the lake.

Visited April 2014
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Papamoa New Zealand
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“Maori History”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Great place to take visitors especially from overseas. Wander around the maori meeting house, church, and see how a lot of the maori's and just meet the locals. A great gift shop there with lots of greenstone etc. Well worth a visit. Lovely views of the lake and Mokoia Island.

Visited December 2013
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Mortlake, Victoria, Australia
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“Beautiful and very tranquil”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We dropped in to Ohinemutu with our group of 38.
Even though the village was preparing for a Tangi we were welcomed by the locals.
The church is beautiful as is the Wharenui.
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Visited April 2014
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