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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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Win a family pass to the Buried Village in Rotorua

PLUS: All correct entries for our Kiwi Gems Quiz automatically go in the draw to win one of three fantastic We Love You New Zealand Travel Prize Packs! Find out more.


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Prize is for two adults and two children.

Must be booked in advance.

Subject to availability.

Prize cannot be exchanged for cash.

Valid until 30 November 2021.

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6 November 2020 | By Sharon.nz

I remember Mum and Dad took us to the buried villiage as little kids. I still remember going into a hut that looked pretty much like that one in the picture. Im a Grandparent now so would love to take my Grandies there so they can carry the memory of being there with me, on into their lives. I take them places to build a memory bank for them so when Im gone they can have those lovely memories of times we shared together.

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