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  • Address: Buried Village, Tarawera Road, RD 5
  • Hours: Open daily. Summer(Nov - Mar): 9am - 5pm (until 4:30pm in Winter). Closed Christmas Day
  • Admission: Adults: NZ$30, Children (5-15yrs): NZ$8

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Buried Village of Te Wairoa

The Buried Village of Te Wairoa offers a unique glimpse into 19th century New Zealand life, as it was buried and preserved by volcanic ash in an 1866 eruption. One of New Zealand's most popular attractions, this archeological treasure houses a museum to the village and the interaction of Maori and colonial cultures. You'll see towering, carved Maori artwork in the museum and then tour the excavation points around the site.

If you're visiting New Zealand for its outdoor-centric lifestyle, the Buried Village is a good hub for great hiking. Beyond the village is the spectacular Waterfall Trail. It provides two different hiking tracks of breathtaking scenery and the famed rainbow trout that live and spawn in the Te Wairoa stream. The Tarawera area is crossed by several other trails, including one at Lake Okareka.

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Rotorua Eco Thermal Small Group Full-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Tour Rotorua's most popular geothermal parks and colorful lakes on a day trip led by a local naturalist guide. You'll see the Lady Knox Geyser erupt, visit ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $196.15

Rotorua Cultural Eco Small Group Afternoon Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Spend an afternoon exploring New Zealand’s Maori culture with visits to settlement sites and living villages. You will learn about Maori customs, traditions, ...  Read more

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.43

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