Plan Your Visit

First-time Visitors

We want you to arrive feeling prepared and ready for your Buried Village experience. That preparation can mean something as simple as knowing the right clothing to wear or simply how to get here.

What to bring

When visiting us, make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Depending on the season please bring a hat and sunscreen; or an umbrella or raincoat in adverse weather conditions. Don’t forget your camera. There are many locations throughout the village that offer fantastic photo opportunities.

Opening Hours

The Buried Village is open Wedensday - Sunday, all year around. We are closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Hours of Operation

Summer October – February 10.00am -4pm
Winter March – September 10.00am – last entry 3.45pm

At closing time visitors are welcome to continue their visit and exit at their leisure.

Where to find us

The Buried Village is situated on Tarawera Road, an easy and scenic 15-minute drive from Rotorua city.

Travel southeast from the city centre 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.

Click here for Directions to the Buried Village.


Getting Here

First Time Visitors

Smith & Co Cafe

Gift Store

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