The Buried Village with its award-winning museum, recreated pioneer cottage, Maori whare and excavated sites is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Rotorua. The scenic nature trail, which includes a walk to the stunning Wairere waterfall, and Vi’s Teahouse onsite are attractions in their own right.
The excavated village offers a first-hand insight into the chaos and mayhem that transpired on the night Mount Tarawera erupted. It is an authentic appreciation of the people of Te Wairoa, both Maori and European, on how they lived… and died.
Address: 1180 Tarawera Rd, RD5 Rotorua 3076, NZ
Time: Summer October – April 9.00am – last entry 5.00pm | Winter May – September 9.00am – last entry 4.30pm
Phone: +64 7 362 8287