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We have many visitors here at the Buried Village from local to international and we love to show them how special this place is. Many of our visitors show their appreciation by writing in our visitors' book. Here are some the many comments and feelings from people who have visited us and had the opportunity to experience this amazing place. 

January 2015

It was amazing to come and see the Buried Village again.


First time back in 45 years! Amazing and enjoyed it a lot more than when I was 9 years - Steve.


An amazing walk and enjoyable feeing, beautiful weather, people and history - Rawiri.


Shows a great deal of initiative - E & P Davies.


Thank you for an amazing and informative experience - Claire, Queensland.


Beautiful scenery and a lovely, peaceful walk. The waterfall was especially stunning and well worth the stairs. Will definitely remember this - Elizabeth.


Great experience, really pretty walk to base of the waterfall - Keici, Lily and Natalie The waterfall was so wicked!


I really enjoyed learning about Tarawera as I used to travel her to water ski and wakeboard at Hot Water Beach when I was a kid. Really was the best experience - Len Murdoch, Tighe with Nan & Pop.


Totally amazing, really interesting history (especially linked back to Whakarawarewa Village!) and definitely worth the steps to see the waterall... WOW!! Thank you,l oved it!! Zoe & Helen, London, UK.


I loved it all and I loved the experience, thank  you - Sophie Daris 8 years old, Canberra, Australia.


40 years since last visit, some great additions notably museum and waterfall track - Hank Lyttelton.


Beautiful landscape and walk - thank you for the story. 


Enjoyable tour, last here 34 years ago, so it's and good for the whole family.


Clare Hwang and Gary Romijn were here as their first trip to NZ. We had a beautiful time and fun together.


Most wonderful, beautiful graden and neat history lesson!


Very enjoyable morning - well worth a visit, so moving! The waterfalls were amazing - Iza Robert, Yorkshire, UK.


What a wonderful 'resurrection' of the Buried Village, so much done over the last decades to make it a beautiful environment. Good facilities, period costume and a very professional tour guide made it all so meaningful. The grounds and walks are well kept. Truly a delight to experience. Congrats and best wishes - Br Damien from Reefton.


We enjoyed the tour/walk; very peaceful. Thank you very much - Mills Family Thursday Island, Australia.


Had a fantastic walk, best views and waterfall - Aan & Sue, England.


Don't ever close shop and keep your beautiful staff. The very best for the future. Mavis, tour leader with Doctors on tour from Canada

Very interesting and very helpful friendly staff.


Great museum! Got rained off the walk but hope to be back.


It was great, the waterfall was good as well. I saw babyfalls.


It was very interesting and amazing. The waterfall was awesome.


Haven't been here for 16 years. Can't weait to see what's new!!


A most beautiful and moving place. We will be back.


Awesome experience will definitely recommend! Beautiful waterfall - Brent & Hona.


Was pretty cool and the waterfall amazing but I wish we could sit underneath it! Serafinn, Adelaide.


Awesome experience!! Loved the views it also was very interesting! Hermione Lock, Adelaide.


Interesting and informative. Enjoyed the treasure hunt and waterfall - Ellen & Megan.


Beautiful - Chris Brasil.


Interesting history - Debs  & Howard Barker, Austraia.


Mary & Mchael Campbell - John Falloona is Mary's first cousin three times removed, our guide is guide Sophia's descendent. History keeps repeating / 6 levels of separation - Selwyn & Mary Wright. Wonderfully done - beautiful topography.


Great place, really interesting travel to the history and a really beautiful guide, thank you so much - Adrian. 


Absolutely beautiful, really enjoyed the waterfall but not so much the climbing back up - Kariss.


Amazing visit, thoroughy fascinating and very poignant - the Crawfords, Scotland UK.


Beautiful and peaceful, will come again, fantastic waterfall - Cruse, Pukekohe.


On holiday: beautiful place, wonderful staff, well maintained surroudings, gorgeous waterfall, crystal clear waters, superb food and tea. Truly grateful - Denise



















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