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

Experience Māori Culture - Book a Guided Whakarewarewa Village Tour

Experience Māori Culture and explore our living geothermal village with a fully guided village tour. Tour prices include a guided tour, cultural performance and access to our geothermal nature trails. Tours depart hourly between 9.00am and 4.00pm.

The Whakarewarewa Guided Tour

Our friendly, local guides are the direct descendants of early Māori guides who have shaped tourism in New Zealand for generations. Join them as they guide you through our Living Māori Village. On your tour, you will:  
  • Experience an authentic Living Māori Village where people live on a daily basis using the natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes on a daily basis.
  • Learn about vibrant Māori Culture and traditions of the Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao people.
  • View the geothermal wonders of Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley up close and personal, including the world famous Pohutu geyser, boiling mud-pools, steam vents and bubbling pools.
  • Enjoy a cooking demonstration and watch our residents prepare Hangi meals in our in-ground steam boxes and cook corn in the bubbling water of our geothermal hot pools.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of the area as you learn what it is like to live in the challenging environment of Whakarewarewa Valley where daily life includes cooking in the bubbling pools and steam vents, and bathing in the refreshing therapeutic waters.
  • Take in the various historical landmarks and buildings, including an active Marae, our WWII Memorial Archway, two historic churches, and tapu (sacred) burial grounds.
Tours are hourly from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Tickets may be purchased online and picked up on site.

Also Included in your Entry:

  • Attend one of our Māori Cultural Performances daily at 11.15am & 2.00pm by one of Rotorua’s leading Kapa Haka Groups. Hear traditional song and dance, and experience the fearsome Haka, performed by NZ Sporting teams.
  • Access our self-guided geothermal nature trails, where you can explore the natural bush, manuka scrub and eerie geothermal landscape. Walks range between 10 and 50 minutes.

Guided Village Tour

Try our food (Kai) - Add A Hangi Meal To Your Tour!


Add a Sweet-corn on the cob 

Sweet corn on the cob cooked in Parekohuru one of our bubbling geothermal pools is available in the village on the day or you can add it during the booking process.

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Add a Geothermal Hangi Meal

Enjoy a traditional Hangi on your tour of Whakarewarewa. The Hangi meal includes the world famous Whakarewarewa steam pudding.

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Add a Hangi Pie Meal

For Lunch on your Whakarewarewa tour you can taste the flavours of a geothermal hangi pie. Book online with your ticket or order on site.

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Whakarewarewa Village Tour

Use our easy online booking system and on-site ticket pick-up to arrange your Village Tour reservation. You can also use our website to book your Hangi meal experience and enquire about a range of other experiences.