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Rotorua and Geothermal Living Maori Village Tour

North Island, New Zealand
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7 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Learn how New Zealand’s Maori people have adapted to life among the geothermal activity of Rotorua on this small-group shore excursion from Tauranga. At the Living Maori Village, see how residents integrate natural elements like bubbling geysers, mud pools and steam vents into daily tasks, and watch a live cultural performance. You’ll also drive past gorgeous beaches, walk through an ancient redwood forest, and taste local kiwi fruit fresh from the farm on this immersive Bay of Plenty highlights tour.
  • Full-day Bay of Plenty shore excursion from the port of Tauranga
  • Walk through an impressive redwood forest
  • See the steam vents, geysers, and mud pits of Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley
  • Learn about indigenous culture and traditions at the Living Maori Village
  • See how villagers use geothermal elements in daily life
  • Watch the cooking of a traditional 'hangi' meal
  • Visit the famous Government Gardens and other Rotorua highlights


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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John C
, Feb 2019

The young man we had as a guide to the village didn't have a clue. It seemed he didn't even want to be there. A Hungi meal was included with the tour but it was the tiniest piece of chicken, sweet potato and corn from the café. You wouldn't even know if it was cooked in the traditional way. Big let down.

Ken Q L
, Dec 2018

Highly recommended. Great first exposure to an ancient and beautiful people/culture. Had wonderfully tender lunch that was cooked on top of the hot water geysers which permeate the entire village. Learned how the Maori were impacted by Western Culture and Religion. Our particular excursion was a bit limited due to a very private funeral being held in the town center. Wonderful show by the Maori including their famous Haka War Chant, splendid dancing and singing by both men and women. Not to be missed.

camellia p
, Apr 2018

this tour open your eyes to the real new zealand people and their way of life i recommend this tour to any one great price and agreat day

Linda J
, Dec 2017

Excellent tour knowledgeable guide. Very good

, Dec 2017

Small groups conducted by a resident of the village, which really is still a proper community.
Enjoyed hearing about the cooking in thermal pools and over boxed vents, also the baths.
The show was very enjoyable, the performers seemed to enjoy it as much as the audience .

Frans R
, Nov 2017

Good trip with a good guide. Loved the kiwi farm and the Maori village.

Product code: 15629P5

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