Tribal Footprints Tour. Half day afternoon   pickup 1PM from city centre acc, bus station Take a 4hr journey with a local guide in the footprints of the Maori tribe “Tuhourangi “. Learn about the history of the pink and white terraces and the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera that destroyed both the tribal village and the terraces. Visit: Buried Village Whakarewarewa thermal village Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake)        Drive to the Blue and Green Lakes and visit the Buried Village. Guided walk through excavations/museum of the Buried Village. Tour includes a bush walk to a waterfall. Visit the living thermal village of Whakarewarewa. Watch/purchase food cooked in the thermal waters and see the Pohutu geyser erupt, boiling mud and thermal springs. Walk through the living arts and crafts Maori village.  Includes entry to the Buried Village/Whakarewarewa Thermal village

Tribal Footprints Tour - Rotorua, New Zealand

Half-day Tour
Duration:4 hours
Price: Starting from $135.00 per person

Half day afternoon   pickup 1PM from city centre acc, bus station

Take a 4hr journey with a local guide in the footprints of the Maori tribe “Tuhourangi “. Learn about the history of the pink and white terraces and the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera that destroyed both the tribal village and the terraces. Visit:
  • Buried Village
  • Whakarewarewa thermal village
  • Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake)       

Drive to the Blue and Green Lakes and visit the Buried Village. Guided walk through excavations/museum of the Buried Village. Tour includes a bush walk to a waterfall.

Visit the living thermal village of Whakarewarewa. Watch/purchase food cooked in the thermal waters and see the Pohutu geyser erupt, boiling mud and thermal springs. Walk through the living arts and crafts Maori village.

 Includes entry to the Buried Village/Whakarewarewa Thermal village

Half day afternoon   pickup 1PM from city centre acc, bus station

Take a 4hr journey with a local guide in the footprints of the Maori tribe “Tuhourangi “. Learn about the history of the pink and white terraces and the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera that destroyed both the tribal village and the terraces. Visit:
  • Buried Village
  • Whakarewarewa thermal village
  • Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake)       

Drive to the Blue and Green Lakes and visit the Buried Village. Guided walk through excavations/museum of the Buried Village. Tour includes a bush walk to a waterfall.

Visit the living thermal village of Whakarewarewa. Watch/purchase food cooked in the thermal waters and see the Pohutu geyser erupt, boiling mud and thermal springs. Walk through the living arts and crafts Maori village.

 Includes entry to the Buried Village/Whakarewarewa Thermal village

 TRIBAL FOOTPRINTS TOUR

Half day afternoon   pickup 1PM CITY acc/bus station/tourism centre    

 

1pm Take a journey with a local guide with full commentary and follow in the footprints of the Maori tribe “Tuhourangi “ The afternoon is spent learning about the history of the eighth wonder of the world, the pink and white terraces and the great 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera that destroyed both the tribal village and the terraces. Visit old and new Maori settlement site and to bring the story alive visits are made to:

 

  • 1.30 - The Buried Village
  • 2.45 - Lake Tarawera, Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake)
  • 3.15 - Views of the Mt Tarawera Volcano
  • 3.50 - Whakarewarewa Living thermal villageSee where local Maori live now today in the thermal village of Whakarewarewa after being displaced by the Tarawera eruption of 1886. You can watch/purchase food cooked in the thermal waters and see the Pohutu geyser erupt. Boiling mud and thermal springs are on the guided walk through the living arts and crafts Maori village.

Then take a scenic drive to the Blue and Green Lakes lookout and visit the Buried Village which is the former tribal lands of the Tuhourangi people. Here visitors can enjoy a guided walk through excavations/museum of the Buried Village and learn the stories of the how the eruption affected the land and the peoples of this time.  The tour includes a beautiful native bush walk to a waterfall and Lake Tarawera lookouts.

  • Tour departs 1.00pm and returns at approximately 5:00pm.
Tour costs include entry to the Buried Village and Whakarewarewa Thermal village
 

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