Tag Archives: Rotorua

The Buried Village – Rotorua


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. MORE

Hongi’s Track – Rotorua Lakes


The track runs from Korokitewao Bay (Lake Rotoiti) to Te Pohue Bay (Lake Rotoehu), through a forest of rimu, tawa, pukatea and rewarewa. It leads to SH 30 at the sacred matai, then a small loop track takes you back to the previous track or on to Lake Rotoehu (15 minutes from the sacred matai). Numerous tranquil picnic spots can be found around the lakes. Whangaikorea (Honeymoon Bay) is a favourite spot, with toilets and a jetty.

With vehicle access only, Korokitewao Bay provides a sandy beach, picnic tables, a children’s playground, toilets and crystal clear water. MORE