• Whakarewarewa Cultural Performances

Cultural Performances

Experience more at Rotorua’s iconic Living Maori village

 Take a glimpse into our world of performing arts while partaking in our daily Cultural Performance.  Let our local performers serenade you with melodious song & dance pertaining to our people, including the fiery, world famous ‘Haka’, Poi & Ti Rakau (stick).

A once in a lifetime experience into Maori history & legends passed down through generations using song, hand, eye & body movements.



Whakarewarewa Village Cultural Performances

The Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao people have a proud history of sharing their stories through song and dance spanning over a century.  Relax in our performance area as we take you on an historic journey using song & dance, stick games, hand, eye & body movements to tell their stories, myths & legends.

Performance Time:

11.15am DAILY – 12.30pm and 2pm shows available in conjunction with Cruise Ship arrivals.  Please call us for more information.

Please note that from 1st May 2024 our daily performance time is at 12.30pm, this replaces the 11.15am performance.

Health and Safety: Please note that all visitors to our Village will be notified of any NZ Health Department processes and procedure in relation to Covid-19 best-practice guidelines and anyone who breaches these guidelines will be asked to immediately leave the Village property.



  • Adult$30
  • Child (5-15 yr.) $15
  • Senior (Gold Card) $27
  • Infant under 5 yrs FREE

CANCELLATION: 100% Guarantee to refund your booking, less any transaction fee if cancelled within 48 hours if outside this time frame only 75% refunded.

ENTRY: 17 Tryon St. Rotorua. Phone: 07 349 3463

CAUTION: Follow ALL public Covid regulations and KEEP to the Identified walkways at All times. Maximum 120pax per performance.



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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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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 and native manuka bushlands.Please note that there is no access to Pohutu Geyser on our Geothermal Trails.
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All Day Pass

Our All-Day Pass gives YOU, our guests the opportunity to experience everything Geothermal & Maori Cultural at Rotorua's most Iconic Living Maori Village, Whakarewarewa.You will join one of our Iconic Village Guided Tours at either 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm. Attend our daily cultural performance at 11.15am and spend as much time as you desire exploring our self-guided Geothermal Trails. An experience ideal for the entire family with views of the mighty Pohutu Geyser & tasting corn cooked in our largest hot pool, being just a couple of highlights on our village guided tour, to joining in with audience participation at our cultural performance and taking a leisurely stroll through the untouched landscape that is our Geothermal Trails.
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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