Buried Village

Rotorua On the Land

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Open Hours: Opening Hours Closed Monday / Tuesday Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm Hours of Operation SummerOctober – February10.00am – last entry 3.45pm WinterMarch – September10.00am – last entry 3.45pm


The Buried Village is New Zealand's most visited Archaeological Site, where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption come to life.

Te Wairoa was established by the Christian missionary in 1848 as a model village, but survived for fewer
than 40 years before it, and the nearby Pink and White Terraces were obliterated by the eruption of Mt Tarawera.

To be NZ’s #1 visited working archaeological centre-of-excellence for future generations, showcasing stories and displays of the Pink and White Terraces, the 1886 Eruption of Mt Tarawera, and the resulting devastation of Te Wairoa - The Buried Village

Map & Directions

1180 Tarawera Rd, RD 5, New Zealand, 3076


Cancellation Policy

In the event you need to cancel your booking we will require a minimum 48 hour notice. Reservations cancelled with at least a 2-day period before arrival will not incur a cancellation fee. Reservations cancelled within a 2-Day period will incur a cancellation fee equivalent to 25% of the refund amount due.

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