Plan Your Visit

Gift Store

Established in 1931, the originally named “Smith’s Souvenir Store” retains its original purpose and continues on today as the Buried Village gift store. It is a popular destination for domestic and overseas visitors alike. 

Along with a selection of carved jewellery, there’s an impressive collection of books, puzzles, eco friendly homewares and gifts

The Information Centre and reception are both located within the retail store, and our staff have a thorough knowledge of ‘all there is to see and do’, both in the local area and the wider Rotorua district.

The below publications are available on request and can be posted worldwide.

For further enquiries please email

Publications available on request.

The NZ Chronicle newspaper $3.50 plus postage within NZ.
Tarawera and the Terraces by Philip Andrews (SOLD OUT) $16.00 Plus postage within NZ
The Buried Village of Te Wairoa $18.50 Plus postage within NZ
Margarets Memories $10.00 Plus postage within NZ
The Incoming Tide, Early Tarawera, and Mission to Tarawera $12.00 for set of three Plus postage within NZ
Tarawera by Ron Keam $260.00 Plus postage within NZ, or directly from Ron at


Getting Here

First Time Visitors

Smith & Co Cafe

Gift Store

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