The Buried Village
The Buried Village Te Wairoa is New Zealand's most visited archaeological site, where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption come to life.
Te Wairoa was first established by the Christian missionary in 1848 as a model village, but survived for less than 40 years before it and the nearby Pink and White Terraces were obliterated by the eruption of Mt Tarawera.
Take in the relics and interactive stories of the Buried Village museum, walk the archaeological site or waterfall trails and enjoy refreshments at the on-site café.
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