Welcome to The Living
"Te Whakarewarewatanga O Te Ope Taua A Wahiao" meaning "The uprising of the warriors (war party) of Wahiao".
Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, hot thermal springs and bubbling hot pools is the living thermal village of Whakarewarewa, situated in the heart of the tourist
diamond of Rotorua.
Discover our unique lifestyle and traditions. Join a guided tour and witness the phenomena
of mother nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique land-
scape and environment.
Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai - Welcome, Come In, Make Yourself At Home.
Explore the wonders of Mother Earth on our hourly guided tours through Whakarewarewa Thermal Village. See how the Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao people have come to live in harmony with the geothermal energy, and utilise it in everyday living. Learn the uniqueness of Te Whakarewarewa and the stories of our ancestors the devistating Tarawera Eruption the brought our people here. Learn more, click here.
Sit back and relax as Te Pakira Maori Culture group entertain you in song and dance. Our melodious voices accompanied by hand movements tell the stories of our heritage, past and present. Learn more, click here
"Hangi" meaning cooked "food cooked in the ground, or in an Earth oven". Indulge your senses and try our Traditional Geothermal Hangi Meal, Hangi Pie or Corn Cob, a tasteful and refreshing experience. Learn more, click here
NOTE: Boat access ONLY
Opening Hours7 days per week: 8.30am – 5.00pm (last ticket sales are at 4:15pm) Closed Christmas Day
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