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“maori village”(19 reviews)
Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This functioning Moari village is set by the shores of Lake Rotorua. It is free to walk around the village and absorb the culture. You are welcome to leave a donation to the village. The church is lovely, and the history is amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bobbie R
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Place needs to put a set entrance cost and advertise this or accept gold coin donations. Our group were told to pay in notes not coin and that soon they would have eftpos to use to get donations place was nice but lady very rude...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Julie_loveabargain
Reviewed 3 October 2018

You are welcome to walk around this Maori village for just a donation. There is then another donation request for the church, but overall I think that is the highlight for us. Such a wonderful location on the banks of the Lake as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Beautiful little church in a stunning location by the lake. Authentic Marae across the road. Well worth a visit. Just a small donation required to the church

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank AdrianS6036
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is one of Rotorua's most intriguing historical and cultural icons. The small church shows Jesus walking on the water of the lake.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kiwivivr
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were welcomed with there is entry by a donation, which we were aware of and after we paid our money the lady ignored us. She gave us no information and didn't even answer us when we said goodbye as we left. However ignoring that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Though the cultural center was closed for a private event, it was great to walk the beautiful grounds of the village. A short walk from the start of the lakeside path. Not sure if there is parking, but no vehicles allowed on the grounds, themselves.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JessSwanTraveler
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We found this title gem by default on a wander. Beautiful church with a friendly guide to talk about local history. Donation to enter. Well worth a drop in.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 2adults3kids2017
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Well worth a look at the village. Free and "real", interesting, the kids enjoyed it. Do be respectful of the residents.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MamooseNz
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We loved walking from the marae to the church, then we wandered the streets in the area. There are loads of geothermal areas, water steaming and bubbling in drains and people’s front gardens. Enjoy.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank lisstravelsalot
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