Any visit to New Zealand isn’t complete without experiencing the local culture, and the Whakarewarewa Village is New Zealand’s only true living Maori village. With over five generations having lived here, you’ll learn about the fascinating use of the geothermal valley in their day to day lives. From bathing to cooking and heating their homes, the geothermal wonders aren’t just a spectacular sight. Whakarewarewa Village is also home to the famous Pohutu and Prince of Wales Feathers geysers, so keep an eye out to watch them burst with plumes of steam. Make sure to catch the Maori Cultural Performance Show, where you can witness the powerful and sacred Haka as well as stories, song and dance that play an important role in the Maori culture.
- Child ticket: Age 5-15
- Infants under 5 receive free admission
- Daily 8:30am-5:00pm
- Maori cultural performance show is on daily at 11:15am and 2:00pm
- Guided tours depart from the entry hourly, the tour lasts one hour
- Please arrange your own visit around the show times if you wish to see a performance