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  1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Rotorua

Whakarewarewa Maori Village Day Cultural Experience

Product ID: 28092
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Enjoy an authentic cultural experience at Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village, in Rotorua. Admission includes a guided tour, cultural performance, and access to the village's geothermal nature trails.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
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Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience an authentic living Maori village with admission and guided tour
  • Marvel at the geothermal wonders of Pohutu and Prince of Wales geysers
  • Enjoy a cooking demonstration and opt to taste corn cooked in the village hot pools
  • Explore self-guided geothermal nature trails and watch a cultural performance
Full description
Visit Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village for a memorable daytime cultural experience. Located in the heart of Rotorua, the village is a 10-minute drive from the city centre. 

Start with an entertaining and informative 1-hour guided tour. Learn about Maori history, customs, and crafts from a local village guide. Discover how Maori use natural geothermal energy in daily activities. Enjoy a cooking demonstration! Opt for a delicious piece of corn cooked in a geothermal pool served with butter, salt, and pepper.

Follow your guide to two viewing platforms to see Pohutu Geyser and Prince of Wales Geyser in action. The geysers erupt daily with spray that reaches up to 30 meters high. Enjoy a 30-minute cultural performance featuring a mihi (traditional welcome), song, poi dance, and haka (war dance). Afterwards, you are free to explore the village and geothermal trails at your own pace.

Sample Itineraries:
10 am tour and 11:15 am show
11:15 am show and 12 pm tour
1 pm tour and 2 pm show 
2 pm show and 3 pm tour
Includes
  • Admission to Whakarewarewa Māori Village
  • Fully-guided village tour
  • Māori Cultural Performance (11:15 and 14:00)
  • Access to self-guided geothermal nature trails
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (unless options with food selected)
  • Transport/transfers

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010

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Important information
Know before you go
• Cultural performance show is performed daily at 11:15 am and 2 pm
• Guided tours depart hourly from 9 am to 4 pm
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 29 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.4/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.5/5

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