• Whakarewarewa Village Experiences

Cultural Experience

Day-time cultural and geothermal experience: Guided village tour & Cultural Performance

Highlights:

  • Learn about local life through a one hour guided tour of the Village, or self-guide at your leisure. Guided tours run on the hour, every hour, from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Be enchanted by the sweet sound of our Māori Cultural Performance with mihi (welcome), waiata (songs) poi display and, of course, the world-famous haka. Audience participation welcomed! Our cultural performances are on daily at 11.15am and 2pm and from 5/11 until Easter 2019 there is also a 12.30pm performance. (30 mins)
  • Be amazed by our geothermal treasures: We have hot pools, mud pools, geysers in our very own backyard. Discover how locals ultilise the earth’s forces for warmth, cooking and bathing
  • See traditional flax weaving performed before your eyes at our interactive area
  • Freedom to explore the many walking tracks around the geothermal valley
  • Learn about Māori language and the unique history of the Village

Cultural Experience plus corn

Day-time cultural and geothermal experience: Guided village tour, Cultural Performance
And a delicious corn on the cob cooked in the hot spring!

Highlights:

  • Delicious corn cob cooked in our mineral pool
  • Learn about local life through a one hour guided tour of the Village, or self-guide at your leisure. Guided tours run on the hour, every hour, from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Be enchanted by the sweet sound of our Māori Cultural Performance with mihi (welcome), waiata (songs) poi display and, of course, the world-famous haka. Audience participation welcomed! Our cultural performances are on daily at 11.15am and 2pm and from 5/11 until Easter 2019 there is also a 12.30pm performance. (30 mins)
  • Be amazed by our geothermal treasures: We have hot pools, mud pools, geysers in our very own backyard. Discover how locals ultilise the earth’s forces for warmth, cooking and bathing
  • See traditional flax weaving performed before your eyes at our interactive area
  • Freedom to explore the many walking tracks around the geothermal valley
  • Learn about Māori language and the unique history of the Village

Geothermal Hangi Experience

Day-time cultural and geothermal experience: Guided village tour, Cultural Performance and a hangi meal cooked via geothermal steam vents and hot springs!

Highlights:

  • Enjoy our traditional Hangi meal, cooked courtesy of the geothermal steam vents! This delicious feast contains chicken, beef, potato, kumara, bread stuffing, carrots, cabbage and gravy, with a hot spring cooked corn on the cob on the side. Dessert is our famous steam pudding, fruit salad, custard and cream. Tea, coffee and water is complimentary.
  • Learn about local life through a one hour guided tour of the Village, or self-guide at your leisure. Guided tours run on the hour, every hour, from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Be enchanted by the sweet sound of our Māori Cultural Performance with mihi (welcome), waiata (songs) poi display and, of course, the world-famous haka. Audience participation welcomed! Our cultural performances are on daily at 11.15am and 2pm and from 5/11 until Easter 2019 there is also a 12.30pm performance. (30 mins)
  • Be amazed by our geothermal treasures: We have hot pools, mud pools, geysers in our very own backyard. Discover how locals ultilise the earth’s forces for warmth, cooking and bathing
  • See traditional flax weaving performed before your eyes at our interactive area
  • Freedom to explore the many walking tracks around the geothermal valley
  • Learn about Māori language and the unique history of the Village

Hangi Pie Experience

Day-time cultural and geothermal experience: Guided village tour, Cultural Performance and a hangi pie cooked via geothermal steam vents and hot springs!

Highlights:

  • Our delicious Hangi Pie contains chicken, beef, vegetables, stuffing and gravy all wrapped in golden puff pastry, served with green salad and hot spring cooked corn on the cob on the side. Dessert is our famous steam pudding, fruit salad, custard and cream. Tea, coffee and water is complimentary.
  • Learn about local life through a one hour guided tour of the Village, or self-guide at your leisure. Guided tours run on the hour, every hour, from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Be enchanted by the sweet sound of our Māori Cultural Performance with mihi (welcome), waiata (songs) poi display and, of course, the world-famous haka. Audience participation welcomed! Our cultural performances are on daily at 11.15am and 2pm and from 5/11 until Easter 2019 there is also a 12.30pm performance. (30 mins)
  • Be amazed by our geothermal treasures: We have hot pools, mud pools, geysers in our very own backyard. Discover how locals ultilise the earth’s forces for warmth, cooking and bathing
  • See traditional flax weaving performed before your eyes at our interactive area
  • Freedom to explore the many walking tracks around the geothermal valley
  • Learn about Māori language and the unique history of the Village
  • "A unique way to see Maori culture combined with geothermal activities. The place is beautiful."
    Xinhui Y, via TripAdvisor
  • "A perfect way to introduce visitors to Tikanga Maori. Powerful and impressive."
    TotsiensVal, via TripAdvisor
  • "Our guide's knowledge of her people and stories made the tour very educational and inspiring."
    TripReview 777, via TripAdvisor