Whakarewarewa is a portal to the histories and traditions of the indigenous Tuhourangi-Ngati Wahiao people. Tour this faithfully preserved village, learning about the tribe and their stories from guides with deep connections to the land. Begin or end your tour with a cultural performance (kapa haka), which invites you to get involved and learn the language through songs and chants.
You can discover the valley’s geothermal lakes and native forest through scenic nature trails, and children can learn about geysers at the Te Matapuna o Papatuanuku earth science facility. Or, purchase a hangi meal traditionally cooked in geothermal vents.