The Buried Village Rotorua with its award-winning museum, recreated pioneer cottage, Maori whare and excavated sites is a must-see for anyone visiting Rotorua.
The scenic nature trails, including a walk to a stunning waterfall, and the café 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 it’s Buried Village of Te Wairoa is unique.
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".
Sensitive redevelopment by three generations of the Smith Family, including excavation of buried buildings and homes, allows visitors to discover a grimly fascinating piece of New Zealand history
Rakau Taka Bed & Breakfast - our piece of paradise overlooking Sandspit in Warkworth, North Auckland
We are truly privileged to live here, we love providing accommodation and sharing this place with our guests.
Rakautata loosely translates to 'standing trees' and the native New Zealand bush that provides a backdrop to our B & B is truly beautiful – full of native birds.
We farm 80 acres, which leads down to the estuary providing the chance to wander and meet the animals we care for, or take advantage of our central location just 5 minutes from Warkworth, Snells Beach and Matakana to visit the numerous renowned local attractions.
Takapuna Motor Lodge have a range of different apartment types available on Auckland's North Shore.
There are studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and a three bedroom, all serviced daily. They are all completely self-contained with full kitchens and, of course, private bathrooms.
We are specialists in short-term transfer accommodation and have structured long-term tariffs to suit stays of any duration. Longer stays attract lower tariffs.
Close to Bruce Mason Centre and the North Shore Events Centre.
Mercury Bay Estate is owned by John and Lorraine Donelley and was formed from the vineyard established by Alex Morcom in 1996 (named Shakespeare Cliff Vineyard and later spawned Cooks Beach Vineyard). The vineyard originally contained plantings of Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc.
The vineyard, of course, took its original name from one of the landmarks in the area, the stunning Shakespeare Cliff. Other well known attractions such as Hot Water Beach, Hahei and Cathedral Cove are close by. There's also a well known marine reserve in the bay which attracts many divers.
Our Wines - Our remarkable wines have been delicately crafted to resonate the vibrant beauty of the Coromandel's Mercury Bay.
We focus on making high quality wines from the vineyards at Cooks Beach and Hawkes Bay, with much of the work done by the hands of local experts, ensuring each vine gets the attention it deserves. Our harvest is hand picked to make sure the grapes reach the winery in the best possible condition with the highest possible quality