Ohinemutu Tours

Ohinemutu was the first settlement in the region established by the Ngati Whakaue people. Originally used as an entry hub for visitors and food headed to the neighboring villages, Ohinemutu is now a suburb of Rotorua city, but it is still a perfect example of how Western and Maori cultures integrated. Visit the Te Papaiouru Marae and St Faith’s Church, and you'll see how the two peoples collaborate, as Maori carvings and woven panels complement the Tudor-style architecture.

Ohinemutu's preservation of Ngati Whakaue is not to be missed. St. Faith's church is well known for a window etching of Jesus wearing a Maori cloak - it faces the lake, giving you the impression that Jesus is walking on water. The century-old church's rich decorations are a must-see.

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Packaged cruise tours often make a stop at Ohinemutu along with visits to the nearby redwoods and geothermal sites. As much of the activities in and around Rotorua involve hiking and the outdoors, the same goes for Ohinemutu, but its focal points are the Marae (meeting place) and Church.

Address: 3007, New Zealand
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1.5-Hour Rotorua Highlights Tour

Lying to the south east of Auckland, Rotorua is a land of geothermal pools, steaming geysers, and ancient Maori history. With this tour, explore Rotorua and take in the top attractions with ease. Hop into your vehicle and spin to sites of interest such as Government Gardens, Kuirau Park, Ohinemutu, the Polynesian Spa, and the Redwoods Forest. Stop along the way to capture the sites on camera, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s geothermal activities and Maori traditions.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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