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Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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“meeting house” (17 reviews)
“maori village” (18 reviews)
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Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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"meeting house"
in 17 reviews
"anglican church"
in 9 reviews
"maori village"
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"shores of lake"
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"craft shop"
in 4 reviews
"steam rising"
in 6 reviews
"war memorial"
in 2 reviews
"geothermal heat"
in 2 reviews
"geothermal activity"
in 9 reviews
"maori carving"
in 2 reviews
"for sale"
in 3 reviews
"wonderful place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"walked around"
in 2 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 2 reviews
"thermal water"
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"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"hot springs"
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

We visited the Ohinemutu Village late afternoon and wished we had come earlier. A really lovely environment and full of Maori history. You can walk around for free, as we did. But I wish I had known prior to our visit that you can have...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Interesting up close exposure to geothermal living in city centre. Self-guided tour by following signs, donation recommended at church

1  Thank elodie6391
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

This is the origin of the city of rotorua and belongs to the Arawa tribe. There is a meeting house and a cemetery and also a war memorial. There are a number of houses in this area and you are able to walk round the...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Away from the glitz of tourist meccas and shops sits this peaceful Maori settlement. The churches a must see. Entrance by free will donation, and a helpful guide provided detailed information. A booklet and cards were also available for sale. The interior is stunning, with...More

Thank Jude W
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

This area has many geo-thermal activitiy. You can see steam rising here and there, and many Maori houses even have their own hot spring. The St Faith's Anglican church is also in this area. Its free to walk around.

Thank PaulSiow
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

My mother and I came here in the early evening, so the office/souvenir shop was closed. Signs at the entrance said the entry fee was a small donation, however we couldn't figure out where to put this donation, and ended up wandering around without paying....More

Thank Liz R
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I love coming here. It is not well known even by NZers, and yet the depth of culture here is amazing. Respectfully go in to the church and admire the image of Jesus with a Maori cloak walking across the waters of the lake.

Thank kiwivivr
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

Just to be able to wander around a Maori village so close to the busy lake front is a must. The church is gorgeous, small but, quaint. The lead light windows are beautiful. The wood carvings are incredible. Just a donation box for entry.

Thank PaulineTAntrum
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

This is more than just a thermal park, it is a Maori village where people live. There is a small visitor centre in front of the traditional meeting place, which is open 9 to 5 (I think). We were there in the evening, so it...More

Thank Almostgreynomad
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Go to the church and look at the window to the right of the alter (Christ looks like he is walking over the lake). If lucky, a volunteer will be there to give you information. Then look at the graveyard, meeting house (and other buildings)...More

Thank SteveMariners
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