Education Resources

Prices are available on request.

Allow 1 – 1.5 hours to view. Some groups take longer if involved with task sheet completion.

There are three distinct areas to visit.

  1. Museum of TeWairoa
  2. Excavated archaeological sites
  3. Waterfall trail.
    For the safety and comfort of students we recommend that groups be made up to a maximum of 20 students per group.
    We rely on the adult/pupil ratio set by individual school boards to be adhered to; however teachers should be aware of the water hazards while planning school visits. Stream .05 metres deep and 30 metre water fall with trail to view it.

Task sheets

The Buried Village provides general task sheets for all year levels which teachers can modify and photocopy. to request a task sheet.

Tarawera Legacy

A volcanic, historic and cultural trail of discovery, combining 3 educational destinations to tell Rotorua’s greatest story.

  • Rotorua museum- experience the violent 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera.
  • Buried Village- explore the excavated site of Te Wairoa
  • Whakarewarewa thermal village- meet descendants of the survivors of the eruption

Tarawera Legacy Information Sheet and Pricing

For package bookings and task sheets please contact the Rotorua Museum:

Phone: (07) 350 0563 or (07) 350 0564
Fax: (07) 349 2819
Email: or                                                                                                                                                                        

Earths Forces

Rotorua is famous for it violent volcanic history and strong earth forces that still continue today. This makes is an ideal place to invistigate the unique geological features and the effects of volcanism and geothermal activity on our people.

Two Educational destination have combined to offer an educationl package aimed at investigating the history of the Rotorua region, the different types of volcanic activity and the impact this has on the local people and the economy.

  • Buried Village
  • Hells Gate

For further information please email Karlene at

Rotorua Education Network

Transport, accommodation and activity packages can be prepared for class visits to Rotorua, and can be customised to suit the year level of the students.


Various publications are available for purchase.


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