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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.
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
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.
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
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.