Buried Village of Te Wairoa

The Buried Village is one of Rotorua's iconic tourist destinations showcasing stories of the 1886 Tarawera eruption and telling tales of the 8th Wonder of the World, the Pink and White Terraces.


$23.00 - $30.00


Stories are shared through our award-winning museum exhibits and in over 1km of heritage excavations. Visit the mesmerizing natural Te Wairoa falls, plunging to the valley along our Stream and Waterfall Trails. Discover the unique geology of the Rotorua region and how the eruption changed and shaped the area forever. As well as meeting the unique personalities that shaped the early tourism industry in New Zealand.

Wheel chair accessible. Guiding options, Gift Shop, Playground, and On-site Cafe available. 15 minutes scenic drive from Rotorua city.

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Physical address

1180 Tarawera Rd, Rotorua Central, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $23.00 - $30.00
(12 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
13 to 18 years $10.00 over 65 years $23

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
15 minutes to Rotorua Airport.
Proximity to coach terminal:
15 minutes
Proximity to town:
15 minute scenic drive from central Rotorua.

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Opening times

Business hours:
Open 10:00am Wednesday - Sunday. Closed Christmas Day.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
Dutch YES NO
French YES NO
German YES YES
Japanese YES NO

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