The guides take us around their village and made us feel like home, even showed us her house from outside. You can tell they are passionate about their culture and their history. Loved the performances, very moving and entertaining. Initially wanted to go there to see the geysers but ended up fascinated buy the village itself.Wished I had more time to go on longer walks to the thermal lakes.
This tour gave me much insight into the Maori lifestyle. Loved it..loved the people!
We really enjoyed this tour, as it showed us fantastic geologic sites, and a real village where Maori people still live today. It is authentic, and the guides are very entertaining and helpful. Their pride in and knowledge of their heritage is evident.
Very informative tour. That said, tour probably doesn't do justice to the experience. Very friendly and knowledgable guide, exceedingly friendly villagers, the Maori dance performance well presented with enthusiastic performers who didn't give the impression of going through the motions, rather that they too were enjoying themselves. Plenty of time to walk around and soak up the atmosphere. Very enjoyable day. Would highly recommend......
Jason Phillips, tattoo artist and flutist extraordinaire. The highlight of our time in the village. Great conversationalist and historian and very gracious and hospitable. It was like spending time with an old friend.
Great deal from Viator!!! Excellent, excellent - worth the visit when touring New Zealand. Very professional, great hangi lunch dessert, plus show beautiful voices and dance and guided tour.
Interesting to see village life and the hot springs
This is a warm family venue, not as blindingly perfect as the real professional performers, but nice feel about the place. My hangi meal was a disappointment with the meat as hard as my shoe soles
We wanted to get away from the overtly touristy stuff so we chose this village. Certainly did not disappoint. It felt like a working village as well as having views of the geysers. Great singing and interaction with the audience. We had the Hangi meal which was straight forward food but well prepred.
It's authentic and interesting! I saw my first geyser there.
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