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Buried Village of Te Wairoa
Buried Village of Te Wairoa

Buried Village of Te Wairoa

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Take a short drive out of Rotorua and explore a village trapped in time. The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is a remarkable relic of Victorian-era New Zealand, preserved by volcanic ash from the 1886 Mt. Tarawera eruption. Walk around the village and marvel at this portal to the past, nestled in the Bay of Plenty forest.

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1180, Tarawera Road, RD 5, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Buried Village of Te Wairoa Tour

Buried Village of Te Wairoa Tour

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Visit the Buried Village of Te Wairoa — New Zealand's most visited archaeological site. See historical exhibits on the 1886 Mt Tarawera eruption at the Museum of Te Wairoa, then discover the fate of the Pink and White Terraces on a walk along the Waterfall Trail. Your entrance ticket includes a guided tour that explains geothermal features and shares insight about how Maoris and early settlers lived in the village before it was devastated.
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  • 45 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.25
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Rotorua Twin Village Experience

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Rotorua Twin Village Experience

Walk into the real-world landscape of Middle Earth on a walking tour of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit.’ Pause at the Green Dragon™ Inn to for a draft of Hobbit™ Southfarthing™, see the remarkable detailing that brought Hobbiton™ to life on screen, and visit the places where key scenes were created. Continue visiting the mighty Whakarewarewa Valley, where you can experience bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, which erupts many times daily. It’s also home to a living Māori village and the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Finish the twin village experience by visiting the volcanic eruption site of Mt Tarawera of New Zealand's greatest natural disasters. The peaceful village of Te Wairoa ending more than 150 lives and destroying the eighth wonder of the world - the Pink and White Terraces.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Rotorua Twin Village Experience

Rotorua Twin Village Experience

​​Experience an authentic cultural encounter that is rich in traditions passed on from generation to generation, set in a landscape where your senses will come alive. Immerse yourself in our unique Māori Culture in the Whakarewarewa village on a guided tour through our real Living Māori Village to Violent and unexpected, the volcanic eruption of Mt Tarawera of New Zealand's greatest natural disasters. The peaceful village of Te Wairoa ending more than 150 lives and destroying the eighth wonder of the world - the Pink and White Terraces.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$271.73
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Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Eco Tour by Boat with Guide

Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Eco Tour by Boat with Guide

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Explore the Rotorua lakes district and learn about its history on a 2-hour tour duck boat cruise from Rotorua. Travel on land and by water in the amphibious World War II vehicle, visiting four lakes including Lake Tarawera, located at the foot of Mt Tarawera. Hear about the devastating 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera and other aspects of local history on this family-friendly tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.12
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Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at Whakarewarewa

Shore Excursion: Geothermal Rotorua with Maori Cultural Performance at Whakarewarewa

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When your cruise ship docks in Tauranga, head out for a full-day tour of Mt. Maunganui and Rotorua. In Rotorua, learn about Maori culture, and see geothermal hot pools and the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa—The Living Maori Village. Sample New Zealand specialties such as manuka honey and kiwi fruit, and spend time checking out highlights including Lake Rotorua and Government Gardens.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Buried Village of Te Wairoa can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 Buried Village of Te Wairoa tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Buried Village of Te Wairoa costs USD 20.25. Guided Buried Village of Te Wairoa tours start around USD 20.25 per person. See all 5 Buried Village of Te Wairoa tickets and tours on Viator.