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Experience our Māori culturelink

Tessa Richardson
+64 7 351 7626
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Welcome to the world of the Māori.

Journey back to a time of proud warriors and ancient traditions with Tamaki Māori Village. A 3 hour journey into the heart of Maori Culture...an experience you will never forget! The most award-winning Māori culture attraction in New Zealand... Journey to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Māori village nestled in an ancient forest.

Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, amazing re-enactment, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hāngi feasting as we relive significant events within our Pre-European history!

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Lake Taraweralink

Tessa Richardson
+64 7 351 7626
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Lake Tarawera, meaning 'Burnt Spear' is one of the largest lakes in New Zealand. The lake was home to many small Maori villages and mission settlements until the Tarawera eruption in 1886. Legend has it that a "waka wairua" (phantom canoe) appeared on the lake as a portent of death a few days prior to the eruption.

Lake Tarawera is a picturesque lake, famous for the size and condition of its rainbow trout. Several lakes in the area drain into it directly or via groundwater, along with geothermal springs on the southern and northern shores. Lake Tarawera is a deep lake; any water flowing in to it stays there for around 10 years.

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Mount Taraweralink

Tessa Richardson
+64 7 351 7626
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Back on June 10th 1886, the eruption of Mount Tarawera was one of New Zealand’s worst recorded natural disasters. 120 people lost their lives, villages were destroyed and the legendary Pink and White Terraces – the eighth wonder of the world – were decimated. But since then, the mountain has been relatively peaceful offering mountain biking and hiking options through companies such as Kaitiaki Adventures and MDA Experiences.
Mount Tarawera is under the guardianship – kaitiakitanga – of local Iwi, Rangitihi, so the mountain is only accessible with certified guides.

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Lake Rotorualink

Tessa Richardson
+64 7 351 7626
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Lake Rotorua is the largest lake in the Rotorua district. With the city of Rotorua on its shores, it is much valued and used by locals and tourists alike.

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Destination Rotorualink

Tessa Richardson
+64 7 351 7626
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Located in the centre of New Zealand's North Island and only three hours' drive from Auckland, Rotorua offers some of New Zealand's most iconic natural wonders.
In Rotorua, connecting to the natural world is second nature. It’s a place where fire, water, air and earth come together in a powerful way, to create unique experiences for travellers full of wonder and adventure.
Visitors can explore our fascinating geothermal landscapes and relaxing hot pools, weave their way through native forest by zipline or mountain bike, navigate the wild waters by raft or try one of the many other exciting products on offer.