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

GNS Science

GNS Science (Te Pü Ao) is New Zealand’s leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research.  GNS is working to improve our understanding of the unique aspects of Te Whakarewarewa Valley for the benefit of the wider community.  We believe it is important to gain a better understanding of this Taonga (Treasure) and thus protecting it for future generations.

Current Projects include:
  • Geothermal monitoring
  • Air Pollution
  • Water Pollution
  • Disposal of waste-treated timber
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The GNS Room

Te Matapuna o Papatuanuku (our GNS room) offers you a source of knowledge relating to the many features of our geothermal environment and landscape. From Maori legends of how our people came to be living on top of a geothermal paradise, to the actual evolving earth sciences.

More To Explore

Geothermal Features
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 journey that formed Whakarewarewa, The Living Māori Village and are still in effect today.
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Experience all of Whakarewarewa's geothermal wonders with our guided Village Tour.
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Educational Groups - REAL

Discover the essence of experiential learning with Rotorua Education Alive (REAL).  REAL provides NZQA-qualified educational opportunities to students of all ages.

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