Your guide or artisan in the carving and weaving schools is linked to generations of hosts who have led visitors through Te Whakarewarewa. Share with the Maori people the warmth and generosity of spirit known as manaakitanga, of caring and sharing.
Our stories sit within the hearts and minds of our people - and will be shared by those who guide you through the Institute. The spirit of our land can be seen, felt and heard within the unique geothermal environment of Te Whakarewarewa.
Harness the energy offered by geo-thermal waters for bathing, cooking and therapeutic use by local Maori to create a one of a kind lifestyle. Silica terraces, bubbling mud pools and unique vegetation sets an awesome backdrop to the world famous Pohutu Geyser.
The Carving School nurtures specially chosen individuals to begin a lifetime of learning the treasured art that preserves our tribal history and genealogy. Our School of Weaving ensures the ancient craft survives for our childrens's children.
Features: guided tours, live kiwi birds, Maori Village, Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, mudpools, cooking pools, Pohutu Geyser, midday cultural performance, evening cultural show with hangi, education programmes, conference and incentive programmes.
- Free Phone:
- 0800 494 252 within NZ
- +64 (07) 348 9047
- +64 (07) 348 9045
- Hemo Gorge Road
PO Box 334
- 3.11km from Rotorua
This is the shortest distance from the Tourism Rotorua Information and Travel Office to this operator, but does not necessarily represent the exact route travelled by road.
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