Whakarewarewa

Whakarewarewa

The Living Maori Village

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177 Rankers Reviews

169 Face-to-Face

4 Geothermal

10 Cultural Experiences

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Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours
Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours

Information

Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, hot thermal springs and hot bubbling mud pools is the living thermal village of Whakarewarewa, situated in the heart of the tourist diamond of Rotorua.

Join a guided tour and discover the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique environment.

Sit back and relax at our twice daily Maori Cultural Performances while we entertain you through song and dance. Our melodious voices accompanied by hand movements tell the stories of our heritage, past and present.

Indulge your senses and try our Traditional Geothermal Hangi, Hangi Pie or Corn Cob, a tasteful and refreshing experience.

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Location

North IslandRotorua RegionRotorua

Categories

  • Geothermal
  • Cultural Experiences

Reviews

Showing 8 reviews of 166.

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Amy Lord

Ranking: 10/10

Loved the local history, tour and performances! They show you their cultural ways of living.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Chloe B

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

A great place with all funds going straight to the community. Tour guides are very friendly and informative, living in the community themselves. The food is average but it is all about the experience rather than the meal quality. The trail around the area is nice and short, but was a little difficult to navigate due to no signage, however if you utilise the map you get an indication of what you are looking at. Cultural performers were very entertaining!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Anis Quentin

France

Ranking: 9/10

Tons of water in the hot pools and in clouds overhead. But lovely Maori guide, astonishing place, Hangi was simple and tasty! It would be better if we had explanations in french on paper.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Richard

Puerto Rico

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent guide, good value.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Dorthe Soeholm

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Liked that it was not too much 'tourist-like'. You could feel the local spirit.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Colin George

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very interesting.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

Award-1-24px Congratulations Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

Top Ranked Awards 2015 Volcanic & Geothermal Attractions Winner

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Sandra Reynders

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Nice, but very busy park (feels a bit like a theme park), very impressive!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Philip Sheridan

Ireland

Ranking: 7/10

Great little village setup around geysers which the residents still use to cook on.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016