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 on your trip to Rotorua, use our Rotorua online vacation planner .
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  • Cute people for a while, is a village inhabited by the Maori very interesting and nice to see this on the shores of the Lake.
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  • Go to the church and look at the window to the right of the alter (Christ looks like he is walking over the lake). If lucky, a volunteer will be there to give you information. Then look at the graveya...  more »
  • Much hype, many visitors, a little steam everywhere - but some sides of the House are ornately carved, the Church is something special, and the location on the Lake gives something nostalgic the whole weather permitting.
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  • Maori village, a concert not to be missed.
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