Whakarewarewa - The Living Māori Village

Māori Culture

Home of the Tuhourangi and Ngāti Wahiao people and located on a geothermal plateau, Whakarewarewa Village is New Zealand’s oldest continuous Māori tourism experience, even pre-dating the world-famous Pink and White Terraces.

One of New Zealand’s most unforgettable experiences, Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village offers an amazing geothermal landscape and nature-walk for all ages.
Experience the warmth and authenticity of guide who are 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 manaakitanga (hospitality) add depth and richness to your cultural journey.

You'll 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 provide 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.

Whakarewarewa - The Living Māori Village is a Proud member of the:


Rotorua Sustainable Charter Member
How to find us?

17 Tryon Street, Rotorua