Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village (& Geothe

Point Of Interest

4.4 from 7 users


17 Tryon Street, Rotorua, North Island

64 7-349 3463




Whakarewarewa is the legacy and home of the Thourangi Ngti Whiao people, who have been sharing their unique way of life with visitors from all around the world for over two hundred years. Our Living Mori Village is owned and operated by local residents, providing an intimate look into day-to-day life in a Living Mori Village. Discover the unique geothermal landscape of Te Whakarewarewa Valley. Being the only living geothermal Mori village, we are gifted with geothermal vents that provide a life-giving energy resource.See our boiling hot pools and bubbling mud, and learn how our residents utilise and respect the ever-changing forces beneath our land. Open every day (except Christmas Day) 8.30am - 5.00pm (last ticket sales are at 4:15pm) No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -38.161123 Lng: 176.2565

User Reviews


User 212447

Closed since lockdown, no reopening date I asked the i visitor center. I was really looking forward to discovering this place.


User 217658

Really happy that we did this visit!!! Authentical Maori Village, they all have the smile, they like to share with us their culture. There are typicals maori dances at 11h15 and 12h something. Don't miss them! Then do the free guided tour around the village include in the ticket. The guide was so nice that we didn't hesitate to tips him! Then walking by ourself. Took us 3h to enjoy this place. Unfortunately we can not anymore take a bath in the pools but still really good to see, to learn, to share. Enjoy your trip!



If you want to know more about the Maori culture you really need to visit this attraction. Do take the (free) tour. It gives you a lot of information about Maori history and their crafts. Also include option to see Maori dances. Very nice Besides Maori culture also visit to geijsers and mud vulcanos are included.


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