St Faith’s Anglican Church
Ohinemutu's historic timber St Faith’s Anglican Church is intricately decorated with Maori carvings, tukutuku (woven panels), painted...
Tama-te-kapua Meeting House
Speed things up on a jetboat ride with Kawarau Jet, which tears around the lake. Parasailing (30 minutes tandem/solo $80/115) and...
Third Place Cafe
A really interesting cafe away from the hubbub, Third Place has leapfrogged into first by our reckoning. All-day breakfast/brunch...
Ohinemutu is a ramshackle lakeside Maori village (access via Kiharoa, Haukotuku or Korokai Sts off Lake St, north of Rotorua Hospital) that traces the fusing of European and Maori cultures. Highlights include the sacred 1905 Tama-te-kapua Meeting House (not open to visitors), plenty of steaming volcanic vents, and the historic timber St Faith’s Anglican Church , which features intricate Maori carvings, tukutuku (woven panels) and a stained-glass window of Christ wearing a Maori cloak as he walks on the waters of Lake Rotorua.
Be respectful if you're visiting the village: this is private land, and locals don't appreciate loud, nosy tourists wandering around taking photos.