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Whakarewarewa Thermal Village

Price from £16 per person

"Te Whakarewarewatanga O Te Ope Taua A Wahiao" meaning "The uprising of the warriors (war party) of Wahiao".

Discover our unique lifestyle and traditions. Join a guided tour and witness the phenomena of mother nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique landscape and environment.

Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai - Welcome, Come In, Make Yourself At Home.

Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, hot thermal springs and hot bubbling mud pools is the living Maori village of Whakarewarewa. Discover a unique lifestyle and traditions as you join a guided tour to see the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how local Maori have come to live in harmony within this unique environment. Sit down and relax at a cultural performance while the locals entertain and thrill your senses through the medium of performing arts. Melodious voices accompanied by hand movements tell the stories of their heritage, both past and present. Whakarewarewa is an active geothermal area and it is recommended that visitors stick to designated pathways and listen to the advice given by the guides and written on the maps provided. A private guided tour is available for additional costs. Tour concludes at clients’ discretion, at Whakarewarewa Thermal Village.


Months: Year Round
Days: Daily

Opens: 08:30
Closes: 17:00

Guided Tour Times:
9:00, 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00 and 16:00

Concert Times:
11:15 and 14:00 (30 minutes)

Does not operate on Christmas Day (25 December)