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Whakarewarewa Thermal Village Tours

Scenic Attractions in Rotorua
Price range:
$35.00 - $66.00


Description

Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity, hot thermal springs and hot bubbling mud pools is the Living Maori village of Whakarewarewa situated in Rotorua, the heart of the North Island.

Discover our unique lifestyle and traditions. Join a guided tour and see the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique environment.

Sit down and relax at our twice daily cultural performances while we entertain and thrill your senses through the medium of performing arts. Our melodious voices accompanied by hand movements tell the stories of our heritage, past and present.

Hangi Meals:
Hangi simply means “food cooked in the ground or an earth oven”. Using the gift of the geothermal activity when the ground gives way, a box is made above the newly created vent, a lid is placed on top. Food is then placed inside the box to steam and cook the food, this type of hangi is traditional within the village but not to Maori in general.

The traditional hangi involves the digging of a pit where heated rocks are placed within, the food is placed in baskets and placed inside the pit, and wet material is placed on top of the food along with the soil to hold the steam. The food is left to cook from 3-7 hours depending on the amount of food being cooked within.

Indulge your senses and try the “hangi” meals, a tasteful and refreshing experience that cannot be missed.

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


Options

#1 - General Admission (includes hourly guided tour & cultural show)

Includes: Guided Tour, Cultural Performance & Walking Tracks.

Opening Hours: 7 days per week
From 8.30am – 5.00pm
Closed Christmas Day

Guided Tour Times: Hourly

Cultural Performance Times: 11.15am and 2.00pm

Child rate is 5-12yrs
Children under 5 are free

Last Tickets Sales at 4.15pm


#2 - Cultural Hangi Experience (includes hourly guided tour, cultural show & full hangi meal)

Includes: Guided Tour, Cultural Performance & Plated Hangi Lunch.

Hangi Meal consists of chicken, silverside, carrots, cabbage, kumura, potato, corn cob, bread stuffing with gravy. Dessert is steam pudding with fruit and sauce. Self service tea, coffee and water also provided.

Opening Hours: 7 days per week
From 8.30am – 5.00pm
Closed Christmas Day

Guided Tour Times: Hourly

Cultural Performance Times: 11.15am and 2.00pm

Hangi Meals: Served Daily between 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Last Tickets Sales at 4.15pm


Reviews


avatar - Dec 2009 -

JUNE LACEY

WE SO ENJOYED THE COMMENTARY AND THE CONCERT. THE PEOPLE WERE GREAT AND THE STORES REALLY INTRESTING.

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