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Whaka Geothermal Trails – Self Guided Walk

Rotorua’s newest Geothermal walking trails experience…nothing but You and mother-earth (Papatuanuku)

PRICES :   

  • Adult $25
  • Child (5-15 yr.) $10
  • Senior (Gold Card) $22.5
  • Family (2x adults & up to 4x child) $65
  • Infant Under 5 yrs FREE

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Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village – Guided Tour

… enjoy our Legacy guided tour of the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao people who have shared their way of life with visitors from all around the world for over 200 years

PRICES:

  • Adult$35
  • Child (5-15 yr.) $15
  • Senior (Gold Card) $31.5
  • Family (2x adults & up to 4x Child) $92.50
  • Infant Under 5 yrs Free

… discover how our people have adopted and survived to live on top of a geothermal plateau, a truly intrepid human

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Discover the
Whakarewarewa Story

Experience Māori Culture

Enter Te Whakarewarewa Valley and experience the unique Māori culture and heritage of the village. Our Living Māori Village is owned and operated by local residents, providing an intimate look into day-to-day life in a Living Māori Village. For over 200 years the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao tribe have welcomed visitors into their backyard, opening the doors to their way life and sharing the geothermal treasures.
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Myths & History

Whakarewarewa Village is the legacy and home of the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao people, who have been sharing their unique way of life with visitors from all around the world for over two hundred years. Able to trace their ancestry back to the Te Arawa people who first occupied the valley in 1325, generations of guides have been pioneering leaders of tourism in New Zealand.
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Geyser viewing platform Whakarewarewa Maori Village

Explore Our Geothermal Wonderland

Discover the unique geothermal landscape of Te Whakarewarewa Valley. Being the only living geothermal Māori village, we are gifted with geothermal vents that provide a life-giving energy resource. See our boiling hot pools and bubbling mud, and learn how our residents utilise and respect the ever-changing forces beneath our land.
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Whakarewarewa Legacy Guided Village Tour

Enjoy our Legacy guided tour and home of the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao people who have been sharing their way of life with visitors from all around the world for over 200 years. Discover how our people have adopted and survived to live on top of a caldera, a truly intrepid human journey since the devastating eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886.
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Whaka Geothermal Trails

Our new geothermal nature trails provide exclusive access to an untouched geothermal landscape where Visitors can experience the raw nature of Papatuanuku (mother-earth). The Jurassic park-like landscape are described as providing regenerative powers as You find yourself face-to-face with Nature, Hot Spring Lakes, Mud Pools, Geysers and native manuka bushlands.
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  • "So informative full of history. Very authentic... Delicious hangi one must try when there. Having been to other Villages this one is one of a kind! "
    Karolina – Palmerston North, New Zealand – via TripAdvisor
  • "It is once impressive for the landscape itself and twice impressive for the fact that it is a populated village where people get on with their lives by utilising the earth’s powers ."
    PhillipP- 03/2020 – via TripAdvisor
  • "The welcome at Whakarewarewa brought me to tears... Our guide was friendly, funny and informative."
    Susie – Rotorua, New Zealand – via TripAdvisor
  • "The Guide’s passion for their home was so beautiful and genuine. The waiata to finish the tour brought a tear to my eyes."
    Monique Enoka-Davidson – New Zealand – 01/2021- via Google Map
  • "Amazing heritage in this area, very friendly and inviting."  
    Estee Blom- New Zealand – 01/2021- via Google Map