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Buried Village
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1180 Tarawera Road
Postcode: 3076
Suburb: Tarawera
Town / City: Rotorua
Postal Address:
1180 Tarawera Road,
RD 5
Postcode: 3076
Town / City: Rotorua
Prov / State: Bay of Plenty
Country: New Zealand
1. 23 Lifestyle+Recreation.
2. 24 Travel+Accommodation.
Keywords:The Buried Village with its award-winning museum, recreated pioneer cottage, Maori whare and excavated sites is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting Rotorua. The scenic nature trail, which includes a walk to the stunning Wairere waterfall, and Vi's Teahouse onsite are attractions in their own right.

The excavated village offers a first-hand insight into the chaos and mayhem that transpired on the night Mount Tarawera erupted. It is an authentic appreciation of the people of Te Wairoa, both Maori and European, on how they lived and died.

Rotorua offers numerous adrenaline-charged rides, cultural experiences and geothermal parks but the Buried Village of Te Wairoa is truly unique to Rotorua.

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

On June 10 1886, spewing rock, ash and mud killed more than 150 people, engulfed several settlements and destroyed the marble-like terraces at Lake Rotomahana, which were internationally regarded as "the eighth wonder of the world".