Nau Mai Haere Mai Ki Whakarewarewa

One of New Zealand’s most iconic destinations, Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village offers an unforgettable day-time cultural and geothermal experience for all ages. 
Home to two Māori sub-tribes, residents have been welcoming and sharing their enviable way of life with visitors for over 100 years.   Combining Māori culture with geothermal treasures, discover an enviable way of life where locals utilise the earth’s forces for warmth, cooking and bathing. Learn Maori history, the origins of the village and how it adapted after a devastating volcanic eruption. Enjoy the sweet sound of a Māori cultural performance, which includes the world-famous haka.  Relax by taking a stroll through stunning nature trails or browse the shops for souvenirs and unique keepsakes.  Feeling peckish? Feast on delicious food, cooked in the backyard, courtesy of Mother Nature’s geothermal steam boxes and mineral pools. 
Whakarewarewa is located just minutes away from central Rotorua, nestled in a geothermal valley abundant with the best of Rotorua’s geysers, as well as bubbling mud and steaming hot pools.  Experience an authentic cultural encounter that is rich in traditions passed on from generation to generation, set in a landscape where your senses will come alive.
Open from 8.30am – 5.00pm daily.