Best Rotorua Maori Attractions


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Te Puia

Best Rotorua Maori Attractions

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 More info

Whakarewarewa Thermal Village

Best Rotorua Maori Attractions

The thermal village of Whakarewarewa has long been used by Maori as a settlement and is home to the Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao people. 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 More info

Tamaki Maori Village

Best Rotorua Maori Attractions

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 More info

Ohinemutu Maori Village

Best Rotorua Maori Attractions

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 More info