Ohinemutu Maori Village

Ohinemutu Maori Village

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8 Rankers Reviews

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32 Cultural Experiences

54 Rotorua

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Elaborately carved Anglican Church

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Ohinemutu Village was the region's original Ngati Whakaue settlement. The location was chosen for its lakeside setting and the availability of geothermal energy for cooking, bathing and heating. Before Europeans, Ohinemutu was the main centre for the Rotorua Lake region, visitors and food arrived at this bustling settlement before going on to the surrounding villages.
Visitors are welcome to explore the area on foot, taking care to treat sacred places with respect.

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North IslandRotorua RegionRotorua

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  • Cultural Experiences
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Camilla Geert

Denmark

Ranking: 6/10

This very little Maori place is free to visit. There is not really anything special. All you can see is a couple of Maori buildings and some thermal activity (smoking water) nearby.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly

Netherlands

Ranking: 3/10

Maybe we arrived late? I honestly don't know but it felt we were driving through some normal neighborhood.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Bob Fontaine

Ranking: 6/10

Looks more like normal life. Nothing special to me.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Richard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Didn't do the village tour, but did visit St Faith's in the village. It has an amazing engraved glass window that depicts Jesus as a Maori walking on the water.
The church is full of Maori carvings.
Well worth a look.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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David Blundell

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very interesting village. Staff at information office and in gift shops went the extra mile to explain a little of the history of the village, the three churches, their culture, lovely people.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Uwe Henze

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very interesting and informative tour.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Alies van der plank

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice people, not very touristic, more normal life.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Martÿn Steenvoorden

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

A great, very informative and fun tour in the little Maori village Ohinemutu. The tour is in a small group of people and real personal. Super great guide: Sonny!!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago