Located in the geothermal region of Rotorua, New Zealand Whakarewarewa takes pride in being known as the only Living Māori Village of the country. This village is home to the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao people who have continued to host visitors on their land for over two centuries, with fun filled activities like the cultural experience which includes performances of Poi and Haka dancing, the geothermal hangi experience and the hangi pie experience. It is also a popular destination point here in Rotorua because of the hot springs and geyser vents located in the valley, where the most active ones are present in the Geyser Flat area.
Holding out the legacy of the Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao tribe, Whakarewarewa has been hosting visitors for over two hundred years. It is often referred to as Whaka by the locals and was chosen by the Māori tribesmen for its active geothermal activity. This geothermal hotspot has around 500 hot springs and 65 geyser vents, especially around the Te Puia area which make the experience at the village unique. The Pōhutu geyser is another area worth checking out because of the high splash that it gives out, along with the beautiful view around the geyser. At present around 21 families of the original tribe reside here in Whakarewarewa and carry on with their ancestral legacy of welcoming visitors into their land.