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 Māori culture and heritage. Our Living Māori 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 Self-Guided Nature Trails through geothermal fields, over steaming lakes and past bubbling mud. Watch our talented Kapa Haka group perform traditional Māori song and dance – there is so much to explore. We also provide options for group bookings and school groups.

Ways to Explore

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

For Individuals & Small Groups

The Whakarewarewa Village Tour

Join an hourly guided tour through the Whakarewarewa Village and experience a living Māori village. See how we use the Geothermal energy for everyday use and experience traditional dances and songs (including the legendary “Haka”) from our resident kapa haka group - Te Pakira.

Village entry includes entry to our Cultural Performances (11:15 and 2:00 PM daily) 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 Ta 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 with Rotorua Education Alive (REAL). REAL provides NZQA-qualified educational opportunities to students of all ages. Visit our GNS site to study the geology of Te Whakarewarewa Valley, immerse your students in cultural knowledge with our Village Tour, discover complex artisan workmanship with our weaving interaction, and more.

Learn more here or visit the REAL website to find out about learning experiences at Whakarewarewa.


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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. Immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle that comes with Marae living and learn about the culture, history and the people of Whakarewarewa.
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Cruise Ship Excursions

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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