A Journey Through Maori Culture

Looking for a unique Rotorua Maori experience? Experience our incredible culture up close and personal at the beautiful Whakawerawera Maori thermal village. Located just minutes from the hotel this attraction is an easy walk, and for a limited time exclusively to all Holiday Inn Rotorua guests, you can enjoy 50% off admission.

Whakawerawera have a range of great Maori experiences and activities:

  • Trying the geothermally cooked Hāngi meal is a must, a long standing tradition in New Zealand whereby food is cooked underground, usually by heated rocks or using the natural elements of the world – geothermal activity. Hāngi’s have a unique earthy flavour that is like nothing you have ever tried, and are known for creating the most tender meat and vegetables. New Zealander’s love their food, and a Hāngi is a Rotorua Maori experience not to be missed.
  • Enjoy incredible Maori performances featuring the famous Maori Haka – performed twice daily at 11.15am and 2pm within the Whakawerawera village.
  • Interact with traditional Maori weaving and tattoo sessions , or for an additional cost get your own tattoo traditionally designed or take weaving classes
  • Explore the geothermal wonderland of Whakawerawera’s Living Maori village and learn how residents utilise the incredible natural activity on an every day basis

To receive your 50% off voucher to Whakawerawera The Living Maori Village, simply ask one of our friendly Holiday Inn Rotorua hotel staff during your stay. This activity is great for families visiting Rotorua, and don’t forget at Holiday Inn Rotorua hotel Kids Stay & Eat Free for 12 years and younger. Check out our great family restaurant here.

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Whakawerawera Rotorua Maori experience things to do rotorua
Whakawerawera Rotorua Maori experience things to do rotorua
Whakawerawera Rotorua Maori experience things to do rotorua
Whakawerawera Rotorua Maori experience things to do rotorua

Terms and conditions: 50% Off Whakawerawera Maori Living Village is exclusive to Holiday Inn Rotorua hotel guests only.  Discount applies to Cultural Experience Package only, when all members in the party purchase
tickets in a single transaction. Discount is not available on Family, Geothermal or Hangi meal packages.
Meals can be purchased at an additional cost.  Available for a limited time, subject to booking availability. 50% off voucher must be shown and surrendered upon admission into Whakawerawera Maori Living Village. Not available to in conjunction with any other offer.