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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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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Rotorua has a range of different accommodations, mainly centered around the lake itself. In this downtown area you will find luxury hotels and hostels, many benefitting from good views of the surrounding scenery. Farther out of the town, comfortable motels offer those with a car a good option for setting up a base from which to explore the area. Campers and others wanting to enjoy the outdoors as soon as possible can opt for campsites and RV parks, all best accessed by car or taxi.
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