Our people are descendants of early Māori guides who helped to shape tourism in New Zealand. We bring all of this to life in our fascinating and varied blogs.
Learn more about what Whakarewarewa is all about when you explore the posts below.
December 23, 2019
Since the early 19th century, tourists have flocked to Rotorua to experience the natural hot springs, hot water beaches, bubbling mud pools and explosive geysers – thermal wonders presented thanks to New Zealand’s location in the "Pacific Ring of Fire". More than 3 million tourists visit annually for these experiences and it’s clear why!Find out more >
October 31, 2019
When exploring Whakarewarewa Village, you will come upon numerous tekoteko – wooden Māori carvings of human like figures. Fascinating and full of symbolism and cultural history, read more about these works of art that will greet you in the most unexpected places at Whakarewarewa.Find out more >
September 30, 2019
It’s easy to see why Rotorua is known as the birthplace of tourism in New Zealand. From untouched valleys to New Zealand’s only living Māori village, Rotorua is home to a wealth of natural wonders and unique experiences that have attracted travellers from near and far for hundreds of years.Find out more >
August 30, 2019
For visitors discovering New Zealand, Māori traditions and customs are important to be aware of, understand and respect. A beautiful and integral part of New Zealand’s dual heritage, these traditions shed light to the depth and influence of Māori culture in today’s society.Find out more >
July 31, 2019
If we had to pick one place in New Zealand to win the Ms. Photogenic award, Rotorua would be it. From out of this world geothermal wonders to majestic forests, hidden gems and inner-city delights – it’s all here for the taking.Find out more >