Ohinemutu is a lakeside Māori village (access via Kiharoa, Haukotuku or Korokai Sts off Lake Rd, north of Rotorua Hospital) that traces the fusing of European and Māori cultures. Highlights include the sacred 1905 Tama-te-kapua Meeting House (not open to visitors), many steaming volcanic vents, and the historic timber St Faith’s Anglican Church, which features intricate Māori carvings, tukutuku (woven panels) and a stained-glass window of Christ wearing a Māori 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.