In Rotorua you can enjoy Māori cultural performances, taste traditional foods, and witness the geothermal wonders that first attracted people to this area.
The spirit of Manaakitanga (hospitality) is alive and well in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Places like Te Puia, Mitai Village and Tamaki Village offer cultural experiences which combine dramatic performances – singing, dancing and haka (war dances) – with delicious Māori food.
At Whakarewarewa you can see how early Māori used the geothermal waters of this area to cook, bathe and do washing. Enjoy the interactive Rotorua Museum, or visit Ohinemutu Village and see beautiful carved meeting houses and a Tudor-style church decorated with Māori art.