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Eruption Commemoration

June 10th Open Day at the Buried Village of Te Wairoa

6 June 2017

Commemorate the 131st Anniversary of the eruption of Mt Tarawera at the Buried Village

Winter is here at the Buried Village of Te Wairoa.  The crisp air and falling leaves make this the perfect time of year to appreciate the eerie quiet of this formerly bustling village. 
Stop by and rediscover the stories uncovered at New Zealand's most-visited archaeological site.

131st Anniversary Commemoration

Saturday the 10th of June, 2017 marks the 131st Anniversary of the 1886 Mt. Tarawera eruption.  This devastating natural disaster took lives, destroyed the village, and the demolished famous Pink and White Terraces, which were widely considered the "8th Wonder of the World" and were a driving force behind the birth of the New Zealand tourism industry.
To mark this special occasion at the Buried Village, we will be hosting a Gold-coin Entry Open Day on Saturday the 10th of June with a special service at 10am to commemorate the event.  Join us to learn more about this historical event and be a part of our rich heritage.


Relax with us at Vi's Tea House

More than your standard tearoom - Vi's Tea House at the Buried Village has survived fire, the Great Depression and two World Wars.  With more than 100 years history, the tea and scones here seem to taste that much better!
Whether you're recharging after a walk along our waterfall trails or just stopping in for a nice cup of tea, Vi's Tea House is open to the public and always at the ready with a hot drink or a fresh-baked treat.  Check out our new Chef’s (Gagan) Take-out Menu of our most popular fresh baked pastries, pies and soup-of-the-day!  Follow Vi's Tea House on Facebook or Instagram to see what's on the menu.


Buried Village = Learning + Fun

Get out with the kids and visit us at Buried Village. We have an awesome playground and plenty of kid's activities to engage and entertain young minds.  There are also plenty of wide open spaces for them to expend some energy, learn some new things,and marvel at times gone by.


Share your visit with us on Instagram

For the latest views of the Buried Village, find us on Instagram.
Check out our account and don't forget to share your photos of your own visits!  To share, follow our account, geo-tag your visit and use the hashtag #buriedvillage.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

The Team at the Buried Village of Te Wairoa

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