Any visit to New Zealand isn't complete without experiencing the local culture, and the Whakarewarewa Village is New Zealand's only true living Maori village. With over five generations having lived here, you'll learn about the fascinating use of the geothermal valley in their day to day lives. From bathing to cooking and heating their homes, the geothermal wonders aren't just a spectacular sight. Whakarewarewa Village is also home to the famous Pohutu and Prince of Wales Feathers geysers, so keep an eye out to watch them burst with plumes of steam.
Spend a night discovering the rich Maori culture through story telling, dance and song. You'll get to feast on a delicious banquet made with the traditional Hangi method, where you food is cooked in a pit underground from hot rocks and the earth. You can partake in the traditional poi dance or even the renowned haka to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. Then be enthralled by the beauty and sublime power of the natural geothermal wonders that dot the 60 hectares of geothermal land of Te Puia.