Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours
Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours
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7 Days per Week
 
8.30am – 5.00pm
(last ticket sales are at 4:15pm)
Closed Christmas Day

About Whakarewarewa, The Living Māori Village

Whakarewarewa is the legacy and home of the Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao people, who have been sharing their unique way of life with visitors from all around the world for over two hundred years. Since the early 1800’s they have been hosting and welcoming guests into their homes and backyards, demonstrating the utilization of the natural geothermal wonders for cooking, bathing and heating.  Their geothermal existence continues to fascinate tourists visiting Whakarewarewa today.   The people of Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao have been the trail blazers of the tourism industry in Rotorua and NZ.  It is our goal to continue the legacy and to follow in the footsteps of our ancestors.

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Our Purpose

"Rangatira for Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao"
We wish to be leaders for the Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao people by preserving our culture and honouring the legacy of the generations that have come before.  The people of Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao have been the trail blazers of the tourism industry in Rotorua and New Zealand for generations. It is our goal to continue the legacy and to follow in the footsteps of our ancestors.  We hope to uphold this legacy through honouring the traditions of our people, which include the following principles:
  • Kaitiakitanga - Protector & Guardian of resources
  • Manaakitanga - Hospitality Excellence
  • Mâtauranga Māori - Preservation and sharing of our history and knowledge
  • Taonga Tuku Iho - Custodians of our treasured heritage

Learn More

Māori Culture & Heritage
Learn about the history of the Māori people and how their legacy continues to shape modern life in New Zealand today.
History of the village
Discover the rich, long-standing history of the Whakarewarewa geothermal area and its inhabiltants.
Meet the people
Get to know the fascinating characters who shaped Whakarewarewa.
Geothermal
Find out more about the evolving earth sciences that shape our lives at Whakarewarewa, The Living Māori Village.
Sustainability
We strive to create an experience that can be enjoyed to generations.  Join us in our committment to environmental sustainability.

 
 
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Learn more about Whakarewarewa, The Living Māori Village with our guided Village Tour.  To visit and see our rich culture unfold, Book A Tour and experience living Māori culture for yourself.

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