The Living Maori Village



177 Rankers Reviews

169 Face-to-Face

17 Cultural Experiences

3 Geothermal

43 Rotorua


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Amy Lord

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 1 year ago

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Puerto Rico

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent guide, good value.

Reviewed over 1 year 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 over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

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Colin George


Ranking: 10/10

Very interesting.

Reviewed almost 2 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 almost 2 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 almost 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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