Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, Rotorua

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Learn about and experience traditional Maori culture at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, home to indigenous communities for more than five generations. The geothermal activity of the area made it an attractive place to settle, and today you can see demonstrations of how the natural hot springs are used for bathing and cooking, and even sample some traditional food. Cultural performances, guided tours, and a boat cruise provide dynamic ways to learn more about life in a Maori thermal village. A visit to Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Rotorua tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • A good way to learn about the Maori and their history. The village is located in a forest and our visit in the evening made us feel like we really had entered a time capsule. The stories and dances re...  read more »
  • My wife was born in NZ,her parents moved we she was 5 ,lost the accent,our guide had,,,, an for an American,difficult to pronounce Maori name and went by chief, the tour was informative,yet entertaini...  read more »
  • Whakarewarewa is an excellent option to see geyser You Jump, hot mud pools and still experience Maori cultural performances.
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  • Great authentic living village of Maori locals. A fantastic spot to see the region's famous geyser Pohutu Geyser - great look outs for this natural wonder if you want to steer clear of other local tourists traps. Self guided walks as well as tour-guided walks and other walking trails. Recommended for 2 hours for your visit! There is price of admission -- you can get a mud-bath and bathing experience, as well as a dining experience too for a full day.
  • An excellent Maori cultural experience. The performance and guided tour through the village were interesting, informative and entertaining. Everybody was so welcoming and the setting is spectacular. Very reasonable admission fee.
  • The tour guide was very knowledgeable and all the shop keepers friendly and helpful as well. Hints: pre-order your boiled corn when purchasing tickets -the bush walks are totally worth going on, especially to see the mud pools! -bring some $1 and $2 coins to throw the penny diving kids, they're freezing their bums off for your entertainment!
  • This was a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a day and was one of the highlights of my trip to Rotorua. It was a fun and educational experience. I enjoyed seeing all of the geothermal activity and learning more about the history of the area.
  • Tour guide was funny and entertaining, learnt a lot Very cultural, have to try the cafe food cooked in the hangi, delicious!
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