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We love showing our many international and domestic visitors what makes this place special to us. Many of our visitors show their appreciation by writing in our visitors' book. Here are some the many comments and feelings from people who have visited us and had the opportunity to experience this amazing place. We love to receive your feedback and you can do this in our visitor book, with facebook review or on trip advisor.

What a wonderful 'resurrection' of the Buried Village, so much done over the last decades to make it a beautiful environment. Good facilities, period costume and a very professional tour guide made it all so meaningful. The grounds and walks are well kept. Truly a delight to experience. Congrats and best wishes -  Damien from Reefton.


"We've had a really interesting time, brilliant that this history has been preserved and is being updated regularly. Signs were excellent, children's trail occupied my children in conjunction with Margarets Letters" - Poynter Family, Kent.


"First time back in 45 years! Amazing and enjoyed it a lot more than when I was 9 years" - Steve.


"An amazing walk and enjoyable feeling, beautiful weather, people and history" - Rawiri.


"Awesome service, picturesque views surrounded by nature. A true diamond in the rough." - Chris and Olivia, NZ   


"Beautiful scenery and a lovely, peaceful walk. The waterfall was especially stunning and well worth the stairs. Will definitely remember this" - Elizabeth.


"Great experience!!The waterfall was so wicked!" - Keici, Lily and Natalie


"I really enjoyed learning about Tarawera as I used to travel here and water ski and wakeboard at Hot Water Beach when I was a kid. Really was the best experience - Len Murdoch, Tighe with Nan & Pop.


"Totally amazing, really interesting history (especially linked back to Whakarawarewa Village!) and definitely worth the steps to see the waterall... WOW!! Thank ou,l oved it!!" Zoe & Helen, London, UK.


"I loved it all and I loved the experience, thank  you" - Sophie Daris 8 years old, Canberra, Australia.


"40 years since last visit, some great additions notably museum and waterfall track" - Hank Lyttelton.


"Very enjoyable morning - well worth a visit, so moving! The waterfalls were amazing"- Iza Robert, Yorkshire, UK.


"Had a fantastic walk, best views and waterfall" - Aan & Sue, England 


"Awesome experience will definitely recommend! Beautiful waterfall" - Brent & Hona.


"Awesome experience!! Loved the views it also was very interesting!" Hermione Lock, Adelaide.


"Interesting and informative. Enjoyed the treasure hunt and waterfall" - Ellen & Megan.


"Great place, really interesting travel to the history and a really beautiful guide, thank you so much" - Adrian. 


"Amazing visit, thoroughy fascinating and very poignant - the Crawfords", Scotland UK.


"Beautiful and peaceful, will come again, fantastic waterfall"- Cruse, Pukekohe.


"Beautiful place, wonderful staff, well maintained surroundings, gorgeous waterfall, crystal clear waters, superb food and tea. Truly grateful" - Denise



















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