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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
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US$17,26
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Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Eco Tour by Boat with Guide
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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
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US$67,94
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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 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150,00
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Buried Village Experience
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Buried 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, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and so much more cinematic magic!  Continue visiting the iconic archaeologic site of New Zealand and listen to the haunting echoes of the past at the buried village of Te Wairoa, New Zealand’s most visited archaeological site where stories of the 1886 Mt. Tarawera volcanic Eruption come to life and telling tales of the 8th Wonder of the World, the Pink and White Terraces.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$355,21
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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 at the buried village of Rotorua. New Zealand’s most visited archaeological site where stories Tarawera volcanic Eruption come to life and telling tales of the 8th Wonder of the World, the Pink and White Terraces.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$290,51
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