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Whakarewarewa Living Village

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This is a highlight for kiwis and overseas guests. You are invited to explore a village where hosting guests is a tradition reaching back over 150 years. Experience the warmth of Legacy Guided tours through NZ’s iconic living Maori village. The village guides are direct descendants of the early Māori guides whose legacy shaped tourism in New Zealand for generations. Their insight, knowledge and legendary hospitality (manaakitanga) adds depth and richness to the experience you’ll have at Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village.

  • NZD 55 per person

On the Whakarewarewa Guided Tour, you will:

  • Explore an authentic living Māori village where people live on a daily basis, using natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes as they have for centuries.
  • View the geothermal wonders of Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley including the world-famous Pōhutu geyser, boiling mud-pools, steam vents and bubbling pools or soak yourself in Polinesian Spa (add ons)
  • Learn what it’s like to live in the challenging geothermal plateau where daily life includes cooking in the bubbling pools and steam vents, and bathing in the refreshing therapeutic waters. Take in our various historical landmarks and buildings, including an active Marae (meeting grounds and focal point of Maori communities), our WWII Memorial Archway, historic churches, and tapu (sacred) burial grounds. Whakarewarewa is truly NZ’s iconic Living Maori Village experience.
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