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Buried Village incorporating the Museum of Te Wairoa

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This Tourism New Zealand 2001/02 'Innovator Award' winning museum displays the largest collection of excavated objects unearthed following a volcanic eruption, while opening up the enthralling history of this Māori/Victorian village (Te Wairoa) and it's association with the famed Pink & White Terraces. The museum is dynamic and interactive, informing and entertaining, an educational resourse where you discover the history of Mäori and European settlement, the fusion of two cultures and the birthplace tourism in New Zealand. This journey ends with the devastating and emotional story of Mount Tarawera's eruption, the most recent in New Zealand history.

Collection Type
Art, Historic Site, History, Open Air, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconRD5, Rotorua
Telephone number icon64-7-362 8287
Web address iconhttp://www.buriedvillage.co.nz
Email address icondiscover@buriedvillage.co.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address icon1180 Tarawera Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 9am-5pm (4.30pm in winter)
Charges iconAdult $32.00, Child $10.00, Family (2 adults and children) $69.00, Senior Rate $29.00, Education & Special Interest Group Enquiries Welcome

Wheelchair accessCafeParkingShopGuided TourToilets
Smith's Souvenir store /Vi's Teahouse /Tourist brochures / Children's Discovery Room & Playground /Te Wairoa Waterfalls Walk /Trout Stream / 12 acre Parklike Native Bush Setting /