Buried Village of Te Wairoa, Rotorua

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  • It was many years since I'd visited the Buried Village and to be honest I was quite disappointed -not a lot had changed. I found the museum really interesting, we'd already been to Waimangu Valley.....  more »
  • Visited on Wednesday 12/1 with my husband. We both really appreciate the history of the site. Seeing the museum first is a great idea. It preloads you with information about the eruption. Also the.....  more »
  • Came here with two friends to have a look around the buried village and have a scone and drink. We havenโ€™t been out here since we were kids so it was rather nice to have a look at the museum and a...  more »
  • Only went to waterfall, SPECTACULAR as you look out the near-closest environment to what dinosaurs used to live in. Many ferns, and delicate small mosses and plants. Great place to stop and absorb history if you do go to the village. the underlying theme is that volcanoes rules, the land adapts and humans make a plan.
  • We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children. We recently visited the buried village on a quiet Sunday afternoon, we had just missed a guided tour slot so took a map and proceeded the tour alone. The kids and adults enjoyed the treasure hunt. The highlight though has to be the waterfall walk. Well worth the steps up and down and for us was more interesting than the actually village. The cafe serves a delicious selection of food and drink.
  • A wonderful experience & also heart wrenching what happened in the early hours of the morning on June 10 1886. Means so much to me as I am writing my own story about it to visit the actual place was so special for me. A place you must visit coming to Rotorua ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘‹
  • The guided tour is great, guide was a local, very knowledgeable and passionate. Lots to learn about the buried village - they have done a great job of setting everything up and making the content engaging. The cafe is handy, it wasn't exceptional in its own right - you do need some food after doing the full tour.
  • A fantastic day out. Really informative museum. The views from the falls are spectacular!! Definutely worth a visit.

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