Buried Village

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Anders Knutsson

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Very interesting visit. The staff is fantastic and give you a personal guidance in the museum, both inside and outside. Wort a visit.

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Frank Bien

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

History of the Pink and White Terraces. Combine with Whakarewarewa visit - a perfect combo. Child friendly with a lot of things to explore!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Alison Egan-Jones

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Do not expect Pompeii but it was a real event which decimated the village. The set up and information gives a real understanding as to what took place and the devestation to the residents of the town. Combine with a view of the mountain a litter further south along the road. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the food at the delightful tea rooms was delicious. A marvellous range of different souvenirs and a wonderful few hours spent there. Exhibit is outside so take suitable clothing/coats.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Frank

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

Cost $30 per person and you see a few reconstructed 19th century houses. You do not see the white terraces which have been destroyed forever.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Bert Pubeg

Austria

Ranking: 6/10

interesting, but too expensive. half price would be ok. look for some discount vouchers :-)
good coffee, nice waterfall.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in November 2013

Buried Village responds:

Hi thanks for the review. On our Facebook page adults can receive up to 20% off! The story of the Mt Tarawera Eruption is interesting .. and we are glad we can share the fateful day with you that took place in Te Wairoa

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Lydia Holleman

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Inside the museum was good, waterfall was great, the rest below expectation.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Roshnie

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great service, really special, history, unique souvenirs.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Schael

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

It is interesting but too expensive for just a landscape with the imagination of a volcano city!!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Denise & Maciej Holzer

Switzerland

Ranking: 3/10

Too expensive for the offer!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Langerak

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Impressive.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Bart Goovaerts

Belgium

Ranking: 3/10

Cost a lot of money for nothing much to see.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Matthys van den Heuuel

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

From our point of view a lot of money for what you get to see.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Ellen Jacobs

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

The presentation was not as we would have expected.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Kris Gijbels

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

Nice, but too expensive for the tour.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Omar Candon

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

Good in depth tour with a guide and a view of a fantastic waterfall.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Monica

Spain

Ranking: 1/10

Not worth it.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Sanne

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good guided tour, interesting, nice nature walk, peaceful environment.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Florian

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Exhibition of items in museum is nice, tour was very fast and short, lady spoke fast and with a strong accent, high price.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Marianne Astorp

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Very interesting and beautiful walk, a guide told us at the entry what had happened with the village.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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allesca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

The museum and exhibition is really good: super pictures and explanation of what happened. The excavated houses are OK and give an idea of the extent to which houses were buried but it's not clear how much reconstruction there has been.
Thought it was not good value: $20 would have been a fairer price and might get more people through the door. While I was there, 2 lots of people came in, looked at the price, and left.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Bo Moenstead

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Well described story of a traumatic event.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Beute Jacob

Denmark

Ranking: 6/10

The history about happened was interesting.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Tim

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Go around the Museum with the guide and be spellbound by his personal story of how his ancestors were affected by the eruption of Mt.Tarawera

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Richard Kesteleyn

Belgium

Ranking: 5/10

not worth the price - not too much to see.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Mike Kirchner

Germany

Ranking: 2/10

Only interesting for those who are really interested in the story of this village.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Valerie Van Hemelrijck

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

the guided bit is included in the price and was interesting but we already knew a lot from going to the geothermal parts wai-o-tapu is the best one.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Bram-Jan M

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Impressive to see how a town can be affected by a volcanic eruption!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Holliger

Switzerland

Ranking: 5/10

much too expensive for what you can see.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Antje & Sascha Häusler

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

rather boring for the price especially when you have been to Pompeii before

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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anniest

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Very cool tour + nice cafe. Great vege quiche!

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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LuukKarin

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The exhibition was very nice, because of the personal stories of the people who survived. The village itself was a bit disappointing, nothing like Pompeii in Italy.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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ulrichk

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really interesting and well explained by young guides.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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LosItaly

Italy

Ranking: 7/10

Okay, little bit expensive for what you see.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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LandR

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Very well presented tour on New Zealand volcanic history.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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AnneliesK

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Too expensive for what it is but a nice museum and its a weird feeling to walk upon the covered rest of a village.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Mick

England

Ranking: 8/10

Enjoyed trip around village and the information supplied.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Zeeman

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Simple.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Anneleen

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting. We got 10% discount without showing the rankings discount card.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jessica

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Make sure you take the extra time to walk to the waterfall (best part of track)

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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De Kievit

Netherlands

Ranking: 5/10

Didn't get a good view of what happened and where it happended.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Kirsten

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Second visit! The guide (Huru?) was extraordinary good. The museum is very instructive, especially the 'letters' shown at different points on the ground give good background on how Maoris and settlers lived together there.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Liz

Australia

Ranking: 2/10

Overpriced. Displays did not seem authentic.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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catzmagic

Ranking: 8/10

Very interesting

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Jim Curley

England

Ranking: 8/10

Experience and history and museum were great, guide gave us his own family history which was great. Gave a sense of living history.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Gail

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Good introduction. Expected more ruins.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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beesom

England

Ranking: 4/10

I wanted to see dead bodies

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007