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“maori village”(18 reviews)
Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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We found this title gem by default on a wander. Beautiful church with a friendly guide to talk about local history. Donation to enter. Well worth a drop in.

Thank 2adults3kids2017
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Well worth a look at the village. Free and "real", interesting, the kids enjoyed it. Do be respectful of the residents.

Thank MamooseNz
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We loved walking from the marae to the church, then we wandered the streets in the area. There are loads of geothermal areas, water steaming and bubbling in drains and people’s front gardens. Enjoy.

Thank lisstravelsalot
Reviewed 14 March 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

3  Thank Deb G
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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

1  Thank elodie6391
Reviewed 11 March 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

Thank D1788SJpaulined
Reviewed 7 March 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
Reviewed 28 February 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
Reviewed 19 February 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
Reviewed 22 January 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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