Education Resources

Please contact us on for education bookings - this will ensure you get the correct prices and that we have availability for the dates you are booking and tailor your introductory talk to fit your learning intentions. 

Allow 1 – 1.5 hours for your visit. Some groups take longer if they have specific activities to complete

There are three distinct areas to visit.

  1. Museum of TeWairoa
  2. Excavated archaeological sites
  3. Waterfall trail.
    For the safety and comfort of students we recommend that groups be made up to a maximum of 20 students per group.
    We rely on the adult/pupil ratio set by individual school boards to be adhered to; however teachers should be aware of the water hazards while planning school visits. Stream .05 metres deep and 30 metre water fall with trail to view it.

Task sheets

The Buried Village provides general task sheets for all year levels which teachers can modify and photocopy.

We can also provide a comprehensive risk management document if required. to request a task sheet or our RAMS sheets

Tarawera Legacy

A volcanic, historic and cultural trail of discovery, combining 3 educational destinations to tell Rotorua’s greatest story.

  • Rotorua museum- experience the violent 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera.
  • Buried Village- explore the excavated site of Te Wairoa
  • Whakarewarewa thermal village- meet descendants of the survivors of the eruption

Tarawera Legacy Information Sheet and Pricing

For package bookings and task sheets please contact the Rotorua Museum:

Phone: (07) 350 0563 or (07) 350 0564
Fax: (07) 349 2819
Email: or                                                                                                                                                                        

REAL – Rotorua Education Alive

We provide opportunities for hands-on learning experiences and facilitate logistics surrounding educational visits to the Rotorua area.

We work with local members and operators to create experiences that bring education to life.


Various publications are available for purchase.


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