Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours
Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours
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07 349 3463
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7 Days per Week
8.30am – 5.00pm
(last ticket sales are at 4:15pm)
Closed Christmas Day

Explore Rotorua's Iconic Attraction
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Te Whakarewarewa Valley is steeped in a rich history filled with unique Maori culture and heritage.  Our Village is owned and operated by the local residents, providing an intimate look into day-to-day life in a Living Māori Village.  Visit us to hear stories from our tour guides who have lived here for more than five generations.  Follow our natural walkways through geothermal fields and past bubbling mud.  Watch our talented Kapa Haka group perform traditional Māori song and dance – there is so much to explore.  

Ways to Explore

  • Guided Tour
  • Self-Guided Nature Walk
  • Overnight Marae Stay
  • School Groups

For Individuals and Small Groups

The Whakarewarewa Village Tour

Join an hourly guided tour through the Whakarewarewa Village and experience a living Maori village. See how Maori use the Geothermal energy for everyday use and and be entertained by the Te Pakira Performance Group with traditional dance and song.

Village entry also includes a Cultural Performance and access to explore our Geothermal Features and Self-Guided Nature Trails.  You may also enjoy a traditional Hangi meal, or make a booking for one of our Traditional Flax Weaving or Taa Moko interactions.

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For Large Groups 10+

We offer tour discounts for groups of 10 or more.  If you are arriving with large group, please contact us to make special arrangements.

Overnight Marae Stay

Bookings are essential for this popular experience for 10+ people. Be treated to a full welcome and tour as well as a cultural immersion with performances, demonstrations and beautiful traditional food.
NOTE: Minimum of 10 People required

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School Groups

Discover the essence of experiential learning at Whakarewarewa.  Visit our GNS site to study the geology of Te Whakarewarwa Valley, immerse your students in cultural knowledge with our Village Tour, discover complex artisan workmanship with our weaving interaction, and more.

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Cruise Ship Packages

Enhance your Cruise ship experience and make the most of what Rotorua has to offer. Includes transport through various tour operators to and from Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village

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Overnight Marae Stay

We offer overnight stays at a traditional, fully functional Marae, where you will experience what Marae life is all about with an overnight stay. You'll get to immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle that comes with Marae living, learn about the culture, history and the people and how closely knit Maori familes are.

Overnight stays are tailored to your groups requirements depending on numbers, and individual group requirements. Please email us to get more information as how we can add value to your experience.

NOTE: Minimum of 10 people required

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