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“maori village”(18 reviews)
Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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.

Thank Jessica S
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.

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.

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.

1  Thank lisstravelsalot
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We visited the Ohinemutu Village late afternoon and wished we had come earlier. A really lovely environment and full of Maori history. You can walk around for free, as we did. But I wish I had known prior to our visit that you can have...More

4  Thank Deb G
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Interesting up close exposure to geothermal living in city centre. Self-guided tour by following signs, donation recommended at church

2  Thank elodie6391
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