Home of the Tuhourangi, Ngāti Wahiao (Māori sub tribes) people and located on a geothermal plateau, Whakarewarewa village is New Zealand’s oldest continuous Māori tourism experiences pre-dating the world-famous Pink and White Terraces.
One of New Zealand’s most unforgettable experiences, Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village offers a Jurassic park-like geothermal landscape and a rejuvenating nature-walk for all ages.
Experience the warmth and authenticity of our guided tours by direct descendants of the Whakarewarewa Māori legacy guides who were among those who shaped the beginnings of the New Zealand tourism industry. Their insights, knowledge and legendary hospitality (manaakitanga) will add depth and richness to your cultural journey. You will enjoy amazing geothermal landscapes such as the Pōhutu Geyser and see how the residents of the village utilise the earth’s naturally sustainable resources for warmth, cooking, bathing and health and wellbeing.
Whaka Geothermal Trails is a new experience that provides exclusive access to an untouched geothermal landscape where you can experience the raw nature of Papatuanuku (Mother Earth). Jurassic park-like landscapes are described as providing regenerative powers as you find yourself face-to-face with nature, hot spring lakes, bubbling mud pools and native manuka bushlands.