Plan Your Visit

First-time Visitors

We appreciate the fact that our guests travel here to Tarawera Road, specifically to see us.

For this reason we want you to arrive feeling prepared and ready for your Buried Village experience. That preparation can mean something as simple as knowing the right clothing to wear or simply, how to get here.

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 – 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.

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.



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