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Ohinemutu

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Address: Mataiwhera St, Rotorua, New Zealand
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authentic Maori village

Our tour group was lucky enough to be hosted by 2 village members. The meeting house, cemetery, and lake were interesting. We were grateful to participate in a greeting ceremony... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Our tour group was lucky enough to be hosted by 2 village members. The meeting house, cemetery, and lake were interesting. We were grateful to participate in a greeting ceremony and ask about their life and culture. If you are on your own without a guide, you can take photos in 15 minutes; the interest lies in talking to people... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Walk around the lake to the village to see an original Maori dwelling that is still in use. It is approximately 15 minutes from tourist central. The views are lovely cross the lake. Most of the spaces are closed to tourists, but it is lovely to witness. Some suggestions I would have to help draw more income to the community:... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

This very little maori place is free to visit. There isn't really anything special. All you can see is a couple of maori buildings and some thermal activity(smoking water) nearby.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Well worth a visit if you Maori buildings and artefacts.There is a lovely church at the side of a beautiful square. The shop selling Maori artefacts is also worth visiting.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We spent a pleasant visit here and enjoyed scenery, the architecture of the church, houses and Marae, The war graves of the Maori regiments was interesting

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

By no means commercial, it has real Maori living there. Definitely a nice place to visit, it's right under your nose near Eat St, but it would be easy to miss. Try to get there.

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Bucks. UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Just five minutes along the lakefront, there's a carved maori meeting house, St Faiths church and houses with geysers and thermal pools in their gardens

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

North of Kuirau Park on the shores of the lake you'll find the original settlement of Rotorua. Stroll amongst the houses, meeting house and church, complete with geothermal pools in places, and enjoy a slice of everyday life rather than a tourist attraction. The locals are friendly and photo opportunities abound. Whilst we were there, a group from Happy Ewe... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

The Ohinemutu area of Rotorua is not to be missed. The marae and the Faith Church have excellent historical and cultural aspects and the position right on the lake is lovely for relaxing and for photographs. There is a local cultural and arts and crafts gallery and shop as well. Time in the Faith Church is great and the components... More 

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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

A wonderful picturesque place with friendly locals. Go and soak it up, but don't clog the tiny roads with your car. Walk in. Especially, NO CAMPERVANS!!

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