The Living Maori Village


177 Rankers Reviews

169 Face-to-Face

7 Geothermal

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Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours
Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours


Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, hot thermal springs and hot bubbling mud pools is the living thermal village of Whakarewarewa, situated in the heart of the tourist diamond of Rotorua.

Join a guided tour and discover the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique environment.

Sit back and relax at our twice daily Maori Cultural Performances while we entertain you through song and dance. Our melodious voices accompanied by hand movements tell the stories of our heritage, past and present.

Indulge your senses and try our Traditional Geothermal Hangi, Hangi Pie or Corn Cob, a tasteful and refreshing experience.


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Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village

Commercial organisation


North IslandRotorua RegionRotorua


  • Geothermal
  • Cultural Experiences


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Amy Lord's avatar

Amy Lord

Ranking: 10/10

Loved the local history, tour and performances! They show you their cultural ways of living.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Chloe B


Ranking: 8/10

A great place with all funds going straight to the community. Tour guides are very friendly and informative, living in the community themselves. The food is average but it is all about the experience rather than the meal quality. The trail around the area is nice and short, but was a little difficult to navigate due to no signage, however if you utilise the map you get an indication of what you are looking at. Cultural performers were very entertaining!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Anis Quentin


Ranking: 9/10

Tons of water in the hot pools and in clouds overhead. But lovely Maori guide, astonishing place, Hangi was simple and tasty! It would be better if we had explanations in french on paper.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Puerto Rico

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent guide, good value.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Dorthe Soeholm


Ranking: 9/10

Liked that it was not too much 'tourist-like'. You could feel the local spirit.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Colin George's avatar

Colin George


Ranking: 10/10

Very interesting.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Sandra Reynders


Ranking: 8/10

Nice, but very busy park (feels a bit like a theme park), very impressive!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Philip Sheridan


Ranking: 7/10

Great little village setup around geysers which the residents still use to cook on.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016