History alive today! The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is New Zealand’s most visited archaeological site, where stories of the 1886 Mount Tarawera Eruption come to life! Violent and unexpected, the volcanic eruption was one of New Zealand’s greatest natural disasters burying the peaceful village of Te Wairoa and ending more than 150 lives. Today at the Buried Village encounter the world class Museum of Te Wairoa, explore the Archaeological Site which once housed the people of Te Wairoa, experience the unique insights of stories from our tour guides, and take the Waterfall Trail which showcases the stunning Wairere Falls. Tea Rooms and Gift Shop are onsite.
The Buried Village of Te Wairoa – History Alive Today!