Buried Village of Te Wairoa, Rotorua

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 700 reviews on the web
Stories of New Zealand's largest eruption come to life at Buried Village of Te Wairoa, a popular archaeological site in the heart of the volcanic plateau of North Island. Follow the scenic pathways through pristine nature up to the waterfall overlooking the remote volcanic scenery. While there, try to catch a glimpse of the native rainbow trout. At the museum, discover the valuable collection of Victoriana, including the excavated remains of a Maori village and recreated scenes from the lasting devastation of the Tarawera eruption. Ask the guide to tell you the legend of the phantom canoe. Geological treasures include the pink and white terraces, which had been hidden in the depths of the lake but were recently excavated and made available to the public. Amenities include a tearoom nestled in tranquil native bush, a children's playground, and a gift shop. With our online itinerary creator, Rotorua attractions like Buried Village of Te Wairoa can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A wonderful experience to walk through the history of a New Zealand treasure of nature, unfortunately destroyed by mother nature her creator. A great portrayal of the times before and after the erupti...  read more »
  • One of the most breathtakingly beautiful hiden treasures of New Zealand. Worth while every minute from the friendly staff at reception to the cosy coffee shop. Everything in between will take your bre...  read more »
  • Don't go here expecting Pompeii. What you do get is a human look (thanks to diaries and reports of the day) into a disaster that shook the region (probably literary). The museum offers a good insight ...  read more »
  • Came here for a pitstop. Ended up going for a 2 hour walk followed by waterfall visits. The burried village is a hidden gem of a tourist attraction. I highly recommend you hire out one of their iPods with the guided tour on them. You'll learn a lot about the lost treasures of the area and see a number of old maori huts that they're started excavating. There is lunch on offer with tea and scones but the best part is the mineral water they have.
  • The buried village is a great place to visit. A look back in time to the 1800's and into what happened during the eruption. The scones are pretty good too.
  • A historical place. Was buried under the eruption of Mt Tarawera. An interesting tourist place now a days.
  • Nice place so unique and natural atmosphere all around. Good parking. Nice cafe.
  • Was in there today and yes lovely ladies behind the counter and fascinating stuff, great authentic greenstone (pounamu) at reasonable prices unlike the tourist trinkets you normally come across!
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