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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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+64 7-349 3463
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Reviewed yesterday

We did a tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which was really great but we learned a whole lot more of Maori culture & history from our really AWESOME guide Kiesha. She was full of interesting and relevant information without going over the top and...More

Thank Christine C
WhakaVillage, Digital Marketer at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Tena Koe, Yes, Kiesha is one of our exceptional guides (though they all are!) and is known for dazzling and entertaining our manuhiri (guests) with her knowledge and passion. We will pass this feedback on for sure. We agree, taking our guided tour with one...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are so happy with the day we spent there I would love to go back and do it all over again. The guy who did the tour was fantastically knowledgeable, the cafe lady was just lovely, I bought a large tub of MUD for...More

Thank Kaydee A
WhakaVillage, Digital Marketer at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to visit us at Whakarewarewa and for sharing your thoughts with other travellers and Trip Advisor members. We are beyond thrilled that you had such a fascinating experience. For us, we love giving our manuhiri (visitors) the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's easy to get carried away with adventurous activities in New Zealand so it good to take time to learn about the Maori culture and history. Ample parking and reasonable prices. Did the 10am tour so that we could see the morning show. Although it...More

Thank Ian S
WhakaVillage, Digital Marketer at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Thank you for your lovely review of Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village and recommending our experience. Being able to visit a living Māori village is a unique experience – one that should definitely be on everyone's to do list in NZ. Ngā...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First visit was over 10 years ago and enjoyed it just as much, if not more this visit. It was authentic, well organised tour and the cafe was good. The show was fun and also well organised. There is construction on at the moment but...More

1  Thank Lester M
WhakaVillage, Digital Marketer 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 visited us for the seconed time and enjoyed your time here at our Living Māori Village. Our Māori culture is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a guided tour here. Lots to learn and several hot springs and geysers. The thermal baths were closed for renovations.More

Thank kitty6toes
WhakaVillage, Digital Marketer at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia ora, Thank you for your kind words. Yes, our guides here are very informative we take pride in the knowledge that they know and share about our valley and history. Again, I would just like to thank you for this awesome review! It’s great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitors from Holland enjoyed Whakarewarewa immensily even though it was pouring down with rain. Very informative.More

Thank Thea H
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Thank you - and arohamai about the weather, Mother Nature has been ensuring our beautiful Rotorua stays lush and green lately! We appreciate you choosing to visit us with your visitors from The Netherlands, and of course, for taking time to share your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were hungry when we arrived and I thought the prices would be high but they were very reasonable and the lady who served us was lovely and friendly. Easy to find a plce to sit and an enjoyable snack before we set out on...More

Thank JDNZ
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, What a lovely comment, thank you, the team will be pleased to hear this. Thank you for visiting, hope you had a wonderful rest of your visit here at Whakarewarewa, our home. Nga mihi, Lou

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took the day time guided tour and learned so much about the village and the Maori history and traditions. The Chief has a great sense of humor and kept us all engaged which is not easy to do with a large group. I had...More

1  Thank 888omayran
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora, Thank you for visiting Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village on your recent visit to Rotorua. We are delighted that you so enjoyed learning about our beautiful village, as well as our history and traditions. The Chief certainly has a good sense of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No words can do justice to how great the place and the people of Whaka are. We had an incredible time at the cultural performance and with our guide 'Chief', who had some amazing stories about the land, people, culture and geology. He was very...More

Thank Kanika D
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora Thank you for your comment, we are so glad you had an interesting experience, it's a real privilege to be able to share our beautiful environment and history with manuhiri like yourself. Thanks for choosing to visit us and all the best for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our guided tour in the village which is situated on a geothermal site: you can see a lot of hot pools and fumeroles among the houses, that's great! We also loved the show with the Maori artists who teach us some danses...More

Thank leopold l
WhakaVillage, General Manager at Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia ora, It is so lovely to read these comments, thank you for both choosing to visit us and taking the time to share your experience with your fellow travellers. We have lots on offer here at Whakarewarewa. Our guided tour, as you experienced, lets...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
15 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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3 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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