Handpicked by a Rotorua Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Rotorua Maori Attractions'.

Rotorua offers visitors the chance to experience living maori villages, performance shows, cultural attractions and gain an authentic look into how the Maori live. We've picked out our favourite attractions to visit. 

Mitai Maori Village

Experience an entertaining and educational evening learning about Maori culture and tradition at the Mitai Maori Village including entertainment and tasty food. The evening begins with a personal greeting and the opportunity to take photos with some of the village members in traditional dress. Visitors can then learn about the village setting including natural surroundings of the Wai-o-whiro...

Te Puia

Spectacular geothermal valley and home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, just five minutes from central Rotorua. Educational, interactive, and full of natural wonders. From the moment you pass through the impressive Waharoa (gateway) to Te Puia, and see the Te Heketanga-a-Rangi monument of 12 skyscraping posts, you know you're entering a special world. Geothermal Valle...


Whakarewarewa Thermal Village

The iwi (tribe) has been welcoming visitors to the village since the 1800s showing them their way of life and the natural geothermal wonders that surround the area.  The village is set amongst natural hot pools and thermal springs and geysers all of which can be seen during a visit. LEGACY GUIDED VILLAGE TOUR Enjoy a guided tour through NZ’s iconic living Maori village and home of the...

Tamaki Maori Village

Award-winning cultural attraction in Rotorua. See how the Maori live and take part in authentic rituals before enjoying a traditional Maori feast. Unique insight into the real New Zealand. Tamaki Maori Village Experience is a must-visit for anybody interested in the history and traditions of New Zealand's indigenous people. This forest village, just minutes from the CBD, is an authentic settlem...

Ohinemutu Maori Village

Just a few minutes' walk from central Rotorua on the lakeshore, the Maori village of Ohinemutu gives visitors the chance to glimpse the Maori way of life. Members of the Ngāti Whakaue tribe live in the village, but visitors are welcome to wander through and see how the hot water vents are used for cooking, and the outdoor bathing sheds. Visitors can also see the intricate carvings on the Ma...

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