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, however 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.
The Buried Village is open 7 days a week, all year around. We only close on Christmas Day.
Hours of Operation
|Summer||October – February||9.00am – last entry 5.00pm|
|Winter||March – September||9.00am – last entry 4.30pm|
At closing time visitors are welcome to continue their visit and exit at their leisure.