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Tamaki Maori Village

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Address: 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-349 2999
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Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most...

Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience! Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting. Share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. The village comes alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone by including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. You will have the opportunity to participate in these activities. Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining the traditional hangi buffet feast!

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Good cultural experience

The first part of this tour was very good and interesting. After you get into the village and the chief does an introduction, they take you in small groups to the village and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Moline, Illinois
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Moline, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first part of this tour was very good and interesting. After you get into the village and the chief does an introduction, they take you in small groups to the village and demonstrate Maori life. You move from station to station to learn about dance, the face paint, games and other cultural things. This was all very good. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must do attraction in Rotorua! After living in NZ for 5 years this is the first Maori experience I have attended and it was so amazing to see the team at Tamaki Maori Village perform with such talent. The hangi at the end of the evening was delicious! Highly recommended! Must do!

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Thank Flavia S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

just too touristy, reminded of me of the luoal in Hawaii. Kind of a grab for your money. Other things more fun to do but family oriented

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Otsego, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The native Maori people are obviously proud of their heritage and although a bit staged it really was meant to teach and interact as well as provide revenue for the native Maori people. The food was good although a bit dry for my taste. You will be entertained and worth the entrance fee.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A night full of Maori culture. There are various interactive stages with lots of audience participation. You are taken through a miniature traditional village followed by a stage show. The night is finished with a truly delicious hungi (buffet feast). Great night, highly recommended.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We all enjoyed the evening very much and learned some Maori words and customs. The food was plentiful but don't expect gourmet. The only negative was the number of people, though the crowds were generally well managed.

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Gunning, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic set up but to be honest, I was disappointed. It was very crowded so it was difficult to see most of the action. While we waited for the last bus loads to arrive we were asked to stand in a group on some steps. Whist there, we were asked to move forward, back, closer together, forward,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great evening at Tamaki Maori Village, well organised as they can pick you up and drop you off at your hotel in Rotorua. Great hosts, really funny and entertaining! Was a fab way to experience and learn about the Maori culture. Really great food and drinks too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were picked up from our accommodation and the bus driver turned out to be a real Maori character. The bus took us to the village where 3 other buses were waiting and the initial (serious) part of the evening was the greeting at the start. Very well done and an example of the Maori spirit and culture. The rest... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the overnight stay with a small tour group and had a great time. It's educational and great fun, the staff are really keen to help you learn about the Maori culture, the food is good, you learn to sing a song in Maori language, and you can relax in a hot tub at the end of the evening... More 

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