The seething power of inner earth comes to the surface in Rotorua. Explore Rotorua's geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand's Maori people. Visit a Marae (meeting place), Maori village, or other Rotorua Maori culture attraction, and see and experience Maori culture and traditions such as dance, hangi, and tribal arts and crafts.
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Experience New Zealand’s most visited Archaeological Site where stories of the 1886 Tarawera Eruption come to life! Encounter the world-class Museum of Te Wairoa which exhibits excavated objects from the ruins; explore the site which once housed the people of Te Wairoa; hear unique stories from the tour guides and take the Waterfall Trail which showcases the stunning Wairere Falls.
The four-star hotel is set amongst beautiful gardens and boasts a range of accommodation to suit every travellers needs. The hotel's three in-house restaurants and bars offer superb cuisine and a visit to Rotorua is not complete without experiencing the hotel's dynamic Maori Dinner & Culture Show. Distinction Rotorua offers the largest conference venue in Rotorua and FREE unlimited WiFi.
Rotorua's spectacular geothermal reserve and mud spa complex. Legendary health-giving muds and sulphurous waters. Unique traditional Wai Ora Massage—a relaxing full body massage incorporating elements of Miri Miri (Maori massage technique). Mud facials utilising Hells Gate's unique 'Alite' Mud Spa product range—made from the natural muds of the geothermal reserve.
Visit New Zealand's best Hot Water Beach and a secluded, natural bush hot pool. Our fully enclosed launch takes you on a guided eco-tour across Lake Tarawera to discover the lake's amazing geothermal and rich Maori history. We'll make sure you have time to relax in the beautiful, natural geothermal pool surrounded by native New Zealand forest.
A sacred place – a spiritual place. An evening with Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture. Enjoy a traditional hangi meal. See warriors in traditional dress paddling a waka (ancient war canoe). Home of the sacred Rainbow Spring and glow worms. Five minutes from the CBD. Nau Mai Haere Mai.
See the best of Rotorua with one easy pass - Rotorua Super Passes offers you a one-stop shop to see the best Rotorua tourist attractions. We have a wide range of Rotorua sightseeing passes that include iconic and top-rated attractions. The passes can be used for sightseeing in one day or for tours over several days.
Half-day and full-day tours of the Auckland area or tour to Maori heartland, Rotorua. Visit the Bay of Islands, rich in New Zealand pioneering history. 120 deluxe coach tours from two of New Zealand's top coach tour companies. Spectacular tours of Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Bay of Islands, Christchurch, Queenstown, Mt Cook, Milford Sound and West Coast Glaciers.
Share in the Powhiri; our ancient ceremony of welcome. Enter our living village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activity of days gone by. Witness the lifting of the Hangi. Enter our ancestral meeting house, relax as our family entertain you with a powerful cultural performance. Dine on traditional hangi buffet feast, followed by a farewell ceremony.
Like the pictures of a book, arts and crafts are the pages of the Maori culture. It's how stories were told and passed down through generations, how traditions and genealogy were preserved. I give this knowledge freely. I give it to you for nothing. Do the same when your time comes to teach.
Welcome to our home in Rotorua. For over 300 years our people have lived here utilising the geothermal wonders to create a unique cultural way of life. Meet our guides, see sites of significance, interact with our craft people (eg, weaving, tattoo); enjoy our daytime cultural shows, hangi meals, explore our walking tracks. Visit our living Maori village in Rotorua.
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