The Buried Village Experience

One of NZ’s most visited historic sites; Te Wairoa was literally buried in the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. Volcanic ash preserved many of the buildings and other features of the village and visitors today can get a rare insight into 19th-century NZ life.

It’s an awe-inspiring and moving experience that is put into context by displays in the award winning Museum of Te Wairoa.

The 12 acre park-like setting is filled with tall trees, meadows and native birds offering visitors a peaceful and emotional experience at the same time.

Download the Buried Village brochure

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