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

Overnight Marae Stays

We do offer Overnight Marae Stays where you get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle that comes with Marae living.
Overnight stays are tailored to your groups numbers and specific requirements.

The Overnight Marae Stay Experience includes:
Arrival on the Marae

  • Welcoming: Arrive at Whakarewarewa and meet your Guide. Participate in the whakatau (welcome).  Opportunity to perform our traditional Maori greeting (hongi). and receive an explanation on the Whakatau process
  • TAHI – Protecting Our Land (Guided Tour): Learn why this area is so important and see how the local people still utilise the hot pools & steam for daily living. Learn about the native plants that grow within the village and how the Rotorua city utilised our natural resources. 
  • RUA – Perpetuating Our Customs (Marae Protocols): Here you will learn about the importance of the Marae and the customs & protocols we follow.  The roles of men, women & children. 

Evening Activities

  • DINNER: Your dinner has been cooked within the natural hot steam & pools.
  • TORU – Promoting Our Arts (Performance): Enjoy members from our tribe perform local songs and dance. Opportunity to take photos and ask group members questions. Learn about performing arts and how it has evolved over time. Girls will learn about poi and boys will learn about the Haka. An opportunity to perform to each other
  • WHA –  Story Telling & Reflection: Learn about local legends.  Opportunity to ask Hosts questions.

Second day experience

  • Breakfast
  • RIMA- Perpetuating Our Crafts (Weaving): Here you will learn about the importance of weaving.  Opportunity to create your own treasure
  • Farewell: Be farewelled by Host and depart Whakarewarewa

PLEASE NOTE:    A minimum of 10 people are required
                              Please contact our reservations at 
reservations@whakarewarewa.com to receive a quote.