Whakarewarewa Living Māori Village

Buildings | Gardens | Geothermal | Lakes | Town / Urban
Enter Te Whakarewarewa Valley and experience the unique Māori Culture and Geothermal Landscapes. Whakarewarewa Living Māori Village is owned and operated by local residents, providing an intimate look into day-to-day life in a Living Māori Village
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A historic Māori Village

This authentic living Māori village is home to the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao people who use the natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes. Featured in the village are historical landmarks and buildings, including an active marae (meeting grounds and focal point of Maori communities), the WWII Memorial Archway, historic churches, and tapu (sacred) burial grounds.
Explore the geothermal wonders of Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley including the world-famous Pōhutu Geyser, boiling mud-pools, steam vents and bubbling pools.

location & distance

One of the great things about filming in the Bay of Plenty is the close proximity to New Zealand cities and rural townships.  Even when you are enjoying our spectacular rural filming locations you still have access to major infrastructure and amenities nearby.

Auckland CBD

230 Kilometres | 2 Hours, 50 Minutes

Tauranga CBD

3.8 Kilometres | 9 Minutes

Rotorua CBD

3.8 Kilometres | 9 Minutes

Whakatane CBD

84 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 19 Minutes

Taupo CBD

79 Kilometres | 1 Hour, 10 Minutes