This was not planned, we drove by and decided to stop in. You start in a museum which gives a thorough history of what happened, and then go outside to the remains of the village... read more
Experience New Zealand's most visited archaeological site where stories of...
Experience New Zealand's most visited archaeological site where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption come to life!
Violent and unexpected, the volcanic eruption was one of New Zealand's greatest natural disasters burying the peaceful village of Te Wairoa and ending more than 150 lives. Today at the Buried Village encounter the world class Museum of Te Wairoa, explore the Archaeological Site which once housed the people of Te Wairoa, experience the unique insights of stories from our tour guides, and take the Waterfall Trail which showcases the stunning Wairere Falls.