Plan Your Visit
Grab your camera, hat, comfortable shoes, a jacket just in case it gets chilly and load the family into the car. The Buried village is a scenic 15-minute drive from Rotorua city and located along a main route - Tarawera Road. So getting here is relatively straight forward.
Take in the natural beauty of the area as you leave from the city centre and travel southeast along Te Ngae Road towards the airport. At the roundabout, 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.
If however you prefer to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride then why not consider alternate transport options?
Grumpy's Transfers offer easy and convenient transport to and from Buried Village. Included in their range of services is a Buried Village Mini tour, operating every day of the year, this popular option is rated “bookings essential.”
To secure your seat on the ride contact Grumpy’s on (07) 348 2229 or visit their site for further details.