REAL Members

Read more about our partners, who provide a mix of fun and experiential learning in Rotorua.


Whakarewarewa is a Living Māori Village and Marae located in an active geothermal zone in Rotorua. Whakarewarewa is the legacy and home of the Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao people, who have been sharing their unique way of life with visitors from all around the world for over two hundred years.

Hells Gate

Hells Gate’s active geothermal reserve encourages hands-on student interaction and activities. Home to a mud volcano (composite cone), land coral (bacteria growth in extreme environments), the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere, flora, fauna, mud pools and clays (hydroscopic muds), and much more.

The Buried Village

The Buried Village is New Zealand’s most visited Archaeological Site, where stories of the 1886 Mt Tarawera Eruption come to life. Te Wairoa was established in 1848 as a model village, but survived for fewer than 40 years before it, and the nearby Pink and White Terraces, were obliterated by the eruption of Mt Tarawera.