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32 Cultural Experiences
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.
North Island ▷ Rotorua Region ▷ Rotorua
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.
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Ahmed Mohsen Aly
Maybe we arrived late? I honestly don't know but it felt we were driving through some normal neighborhood.
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Looks more like normal life. Nothing special to me.
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.
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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.
Very interesting and informative tour.
Alies van der plank
Nice people, not very touristic, more normal life.
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!!!