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He walks on water!

We walked around with a friend who is Maori lady, she was explaining things, otherwise there was no... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
rpmscorpion
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Kanwal, Australia
Wonderful place

Ohinemutu is a beautiful place to wander around, take a few snaps or book a guided tour. Don't... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
CharlieandSue
,
Tauranga
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“maori village” (15 reviews)
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Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We walked around with a friend who is Maori lady, she was explaining things, otherwise there was no real signs with explanations of what was what. Beautiful buildings and amazing to see the thermal areas everywhere, coming out of drains, backyards, cracks in the cement...More

1  Thank rpmscorpion
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Ohinemutu is a beautiful place to wander around, take a few snaps or book a guided tour. Don't forget to take a look at the beautiful St Faith's Church with it's intricate carvings and the Maori Christ walking on the lake.

Thank CharlieandSue
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was what gave the illusion that Jesus was walking on water. Back in the day it was different and better (or so my dad says) still from the back of the church and at the right angel you can recreate that visual.

Thank EvaLady
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Ohinemutu village is an existing Maori village, you can either join a guided tour or walk by yourself leisurely. But do keep to the pavement and not wander into private compounds. There is a church, craftshop and along the way you can see hot springs...More

1  Thank tazo1201
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fascinating seeing the geothermal activity being harnessed for everyday use in this community..steam and bubbling coming up even in the middle of the concrete. Maori meeting house was so beautufully carved and shells and the church in the harbour striking too. We took a few...More

Thank AliH8691
Reviewed 28 April 2016

A beautiful look at Maori Christianity. A stunning window that's breathtaking on sight. Beautiful architecture and examples of traditional work!

Thank S277
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Went with a guide, Shaloh Mitchell, who lives on the square and is the descendant of the last chief. He was great, explained the village, performed the ceremonial greeting "hongi" with everyone in the group. We went to his backyard for tea and coffee and...More

1  Thank tjfmsf
Reviewed 20 April 2016

You can certainly get a good idea of the sulphur and mud baths going through the park area and beds behind houses. Thermal area can be used for cooking and baking. Numerous areas to see.

Thank AwesomeladyUS
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Beautiful setting here beside the lake ,The Marae stands out well to show the cultural and historical site in Rotorua ,the village that once stood here would have been a hive of activity and traditions ,which have been carried forward to today's descendants,the gift shop...More

Thank mickknap
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Lovely place to visit, lovely set out and nice to be surrounded by maori culture. Be sure to check out the gift shop out the back it is even open on Sunday afternoons and has a great selection of local arts and crafts

Thank JayAlice727
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