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A wonderful place

Ohinemutu is a wonderful place to visit and spend time. The carvings on the Wharenui (Meeting House) are wonderful, and the Church is uniquely fascinating.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Simon K
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ohinemutu is a wonderful place to visit and spend time. The carvings on the Wharenui (Meeting House) are wonderful, and the Church is uniquely fascinating.

Thank Simon K
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking around Rotorua I saw a sign for this village, so I decided to visit....this is a living Maori village with Maori buildings and houses, there is also quite a lot of thermal activity and you can hear the water bubbling as its coming up from the ground. It is a must visit as there is an Anglican Church there... More 

Thank Hazel D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner said hey there is this place I used to visit when I was a child growing up in Rotorua. We ended up spending 3-4 hours wandering around enjoying the ambience of this Maori historical place.

Thank Colin C
Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ohinemutu can be quickly reached on foot from Lake Rotorua lakefront and it is a good place to visit a place where Maori culture meets the European culture. Ohinemutu was once the main Maori settlement in Rotorua, and still retains strong links to its Maori heritage. A popular attraction is St Faith's Anglican church, on the edge of Lake Rotorua.... More 

Thank BurgerQueen78
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My partner Claire and I visited this beautiful village on the shores of Lake Rotorua, close to the city centre and found peace, serenity and culture here The buildings are expertly and ornately carved and a joy to behold The nearby church has a beautiful etch window which makes it seem as though the figure is walking on water .... More 

Thank theoriginalbubster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We went inside St Faith's Churh and saw the beautiful etching over the lake. Great time to travel as it was preparation for Christmas.

Thank Neva S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had a stroll around Ohinemutu and admired the beautiful church and felt we had connected with a beautiful part of our cultural heritage. A good free option for a casual stroll from the lakefront.

Thank Sue W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Ohinemutu is a residential area that is open to public at anytime to enter. We reached the place by walking along the lake from the city centre. It was a pity that when we are there, the visitor centre and gift shop is close. As this is our first day at Rotorua, we were pretty amazed by the geothermal heat... More 

Thank lirene
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Really unique site with a lot of Maori touch, carvings, sculptures and Marae as the centre. Also in this site, an old beautiful church with a strong trace of Maori culture standing proudly next to Rotorua Lake, St. Faith Church, and the war hero cemetery. Bubbling smoky hot water ponds interspersed with houses add the uniqueness of this site. Easy... More 

Thank santo t
Kanwal, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We walked around with a friend who is Maori lady, she was explaining things, otherwise there was no real signs with explanations of what was what. Beautiful buildings and amazing to see the thermal areas everywhere, coming out of drains, backyards, cracks in the cement etc. and where the thermal water comes out to meet the lake, wow! The carvings... More 

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