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On a night in June 1886, the small village of Te Wairoa was devastated by the violent eruption of Mt Tarawera.
Now, 129 years later, the village has been uncovered for you to see. Learn how Maori and early settlers lived and worked together, guiding visitors to see the world famous Pink and White Terraces. Come and enjoy a leisurely walk and explore the sites that have been excavated from the now peaceful village. Hear the stories of Tarawera in our award winning museum. Visit the mesmerising natural Wairere waterfall, plunging to the valley below. All this with the added benefit of not having to wait in queues. We have guiding options available. Wheel chair accessible.15 minutes from Rotorua on one of the districts most scenic drives.
Buried Village of Te Wairoa, 1180 Tarawera Rd, Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, 3076, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- Open 9:00am Daily - Except Christmas Day
- Months of operation:
- All months of the year
Facilities and Features
- Proximity to airport:
- 15 minutes
- Proximity to town:
- 15 minute scenic drive from central Rotorua.
Pricing and Conditions
- Other charges:
- 13 to 18 years $10. over 65 years $29