Ohinemutu, Rotorua

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Stop and relax where the seaplanes moor at Ohinemutu, a traditional Maori village on the shores of Lake Rotorua. As a living settlement, this destination offers visitors an authentic perspective on New Zealand's pre-European native peoples. St. Faith's church and the Tama-te-Kapua meeting house provide clear examples of Maori design, with their evocative and exquisite architecture and decorations, while guided walks offer a way to connect with the culture and the landscape. To visit Ohinemutu and other attractions in Rotorua, use our Rotorua tour planner.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Located just a few minutes from central Rotorua I recommend that if you are touring in that area you take a small detour and visit the Maori village of Ohinemutu. We arranged to meet one of the wonder...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    This place is home to the Ngāti Whakaue tribe, a sub-tribe of the Te Arawa waka (canoe) which journeyed from the Pacific homeland of Hawaiiki to New Zealand around 1350AD. The location was chosen for ...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    We took a stroll around the village at sunset, there was nobody about and the lengthening shadows made it almost spiritual. The only sounds came from the bubbling pools and Geo thermal activity which ...  more »
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    Maori village, a concert not to be missed.
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