Visit the traditional village life of indigenous Maori in geothermal settlements. View Maori living amongst the thermal valley of Whakarewarewa. Observe their daily rituals, cooking, bathing and craft work. At Wai-O-Tapu your guide will show you active geysers, mud pools and vividly coloured lakes such as the ‘artist’s palette’, ‘devils bath’ and ‘champagne pool’. Visit the Te Wairoa Hotel and Village, once a bustling 1800’s community is now displayed as a semi buried village showing the remnants from the 1886 eruption that also destroyed the Pink and White Terraces. This is a fascinating half day tour.