Rotorua Attractions: Maori History and Culture. New Zealand

Rotorua Museum - Art, Culture, Heritage: Rotorua history, Maori culture and traditions Tarawera Legacy - Rotorua attractions. Maori culture and traditions.
Buried Village of Te Wairoa – a unique Rotorua attraction Whakarewarewa – The Living Thermal Village. Maori culture, history and traditions.

Combine three attractions to tell you Rotorua’s greatest story

Follow in the path of the Tuhourangi people, a sub-tribe of Te Arawa, from their arrival in the Rotorua region through to the devastating 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera.

In this moving story of strength, courage and resilience you will encounter legendary Tuhourangi ancestors, discover their warm culture and traditions, and become part of the dramatic event that changed the course of history for the Rotorua region.

Experience the violent 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera at Rotorua Museum

Explore the excavated site of Te Wairoa at the Buried Village

Meet descendants of the survivors of the eruption at the living thermal village of Whakarewarewa Thermal Village

More about the Tarawera Legacy Story »