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

Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley

Whakarewarewa is a geothermal area that lies within Rotorua, New Zealand.  Māori people have lived here for centuries, co-existing in harmony with the geothermal forces that lay beneath their feet.
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Born of Legend

In Māori myths and legends it is said that when Te Hoata and Te Pupu (Goddesses of Fire) travelled from Hawaiki in the form of fire to relieve their brother’s chills, they created New Zealand’s volcanoes, mud pools, geysers and hot springs.  Their path through Te Whakarewarewa Valley remains alive and visible to this day.


More to Explore

There are multiple ways to appreciate the geothermal treasures that live beneath the ground at Whakarewarewa. 

Whether you want to be mesmerised by the boiling mud or learn more about the geological forces created Whakarewarewa over millennia, we have ample opportunity explore the famous geothermal wonders that have kept visitors coming back for centuries.

Things To See

Geysers, Hot Springs and Mud Pools
Discover the many geothermal features of Whakarewarewa, The Living Māori Village, including geysers, mud pools and hot springs.
The Geology of Whakarewarewa
Learn about the Earth Science forces that formed Whakarewarewa, The Living Māori Village and istill in effect today.
GNS Science
Find out more about the important, on-going research that takes place on-site at Whakarewarewa, The Living Māori Village.
Nature Trails
Explore the beautiful nature walks that traverse the geothermal landscape of Whakarewarewa.
Cooking with Geothermal Power
Learn how the people of Whakarewarewa use geothermal power to cook their food



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Experience all of Whakarewarewa's geothermal wonders with our guided Village Tour.
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