Plan Your Visit

First-time Visitors


What to bring

When visiting us, make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and prepare for adverse weather. Depending on the season please bring a hat and sunscreen; or an umbrella or raincoat. Don’t forget to bring your camera or video. There are many locations throughout the village that offer fantastic photo opportunities.

Opening Hours

The Buried Village is open 7 days a week, all year around. We only close on Christmas Day.

Hours of Operation

Summer October – April 9.00am – last entry 5.00pm
Winter May – September 9.00am – last entry 4.30pm

At closing time visitors are welcome to continue their visit and exit at their leisure.

The Cafe/Tearooms open at 10.00am all year round. Closing times vary: In Summer at 4.30pm and Winter at 3.30pm.

Where to find us

The Buried Village is situated on Tarawera Road, at an easy and scenic 15-minute drive from Rotorua city.

Travel southeast from the city centre along Te Ngae Road towards the airport. At the round, turn right into Tarawera Road and follow the signs for the Blue Lake.

From here, the Buried Village is well signposted. Continue driving past the Blue and Green Lakes towards Lake Tarawera, and you will find the Buried Village on the right hand side of the road.

Click here for Directions to the Buried Village.


Transport

Shuttle/Transfer

Grumpy's Transfers

Tour

Elite’s Adventures

Getting Here

First Time Visitors

Tearooms

Gift Store

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