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Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

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Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village Guided Tour with Optional Hangi Meal
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In August 2015 Whakarewarewa received recognition as one of the Lonely Planets’ Top 500 Ultimate Travel Destinations, being ranked at #276 in the world. he Living Maori Village is set among the geothermal landscape of the Te Whakarewarewa Valley, a...more
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17 Tryon Street | Whakarewarewa Village, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wish we had visited this attraction on our first visit to Rotorua rather than our second. Well worth the entrance fee and take advantage of the guided tour. Felt very authentic because it is authentic. The Maori are a welcoming and proud people and this...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting village built on a volcano. To be honest: save the money and go to the neighbouring Te Puia geyser park.

Thank Mil_the_globetrotter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We debated which Māori experience to do but this was the only village where the Māori still live and work. And it was a short walk from our hotel. It was a fascinating insight, our tour leader was a lovely lady (and very patient given...More

Thank Scully1982
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments and choosing to visit Whakarewarewa – we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time here at our Living Māori Village. Our guides here are very passionate and their knowledge is immense...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

really enjoyed my trip and can highly recommend. but the best part was being made to feel so welcomeMore

Thank ashleigho419
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora! Glad to hear you enjoyed our village and all we have to offer here! This type of feedback is good as it lets us know, we are still on track and heading to where we want to be when it comes to customer...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Justin gave us a guided tour of the Maori village and explained a bit of history and culture. We saw a traditional long canoe, a small house, a meeting hall, a Maori dance and the schools where they teach carving, weaving and tattooing. We also...More

Thank Samiya7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable . The dance at 11 am and 2 PM is unique so is the conducted tour, only hope it does not rain or the guide escapes cutting short his trip ! The area is full of hot water ( sulphur mixed) flows from within...More

Thank SanjayPanigrahi
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time out to learn about Māori Culture during your visit to NZ. Of course, a double thank you - we are grateful you chose us! Our friendly whanau (family) here at Whakarewarewa are honored to be in a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here as part of a Discovery Tour. Our bus was met by s guide, Maya, who stayed with us during our entire visit. She was very good in anticipating our questions so she was providing answers before we could even ask. She gave us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit while visiting New Zealand. The scout guide was so knowlwdgebile and full of facts. Had the full experience including the roast dinner cooked in a traditional hot spring oven. Finished off with the traditional Maori cultural performance from the village....More

Thank Phil A
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for your lovely review, we appreciate that. Yes, our guides here are very informative. We take a lot of pride here in their passion and knowledge, it is a real privilege to be able to share that with our manuhiri like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here to get a feel of the history and see the thermal pools, not disappointed and walking distance from our hotel

Thank Alison D
WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your time at our Village. All the best for the rest of your travels!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a kiwi and even he was impressed. Excellent tour and guide. Very respectful and not at all commercialMore

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WhakaVillage, Marketing Team at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Thank you for your comment, we are so glad you had an interesting experience, You are absolutely right, it's not commercial, it's a real living Māori village. Thanks for choosing to visit us and all the best for your trip around NZ. Ngā...More

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Coupon Q
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
Kia ora. Half an hour :)
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Stella C
16 March 2018|
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Response from Lexie2Hawick | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The tour took about 1 hour the performance approx 45 mins.
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4 February 2018|
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Response from WhakaVillage | Property representative |
0 Votes Kia ora, sorry for the delayed response to his question - there was no alert and it got inadvertently missed. You can get to Whakarewarewa by foot from Rotorua central - it's about a 20 minute walk, or otherwise a... More
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