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Tamaki Maori Village

1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 2999
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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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1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 2999
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a great experience from the very entertaining bus ride out to an amazing cultural experience. The speakers provided a running commentary on a variety of cultural issues and we really liked the mix of humour and the seriousness of the night. We also...More

Thank Flicky70
Reviewed 3 days ago

Going to experiment a contact with a culture so particular and so interesting was one of my best times in New Zealand. We learn a lot about Tamaki people and culture, we interact with them, we taste the food in a way they cook. Amazing...More

Thank Helder P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got picked up from our site, great guy took us to the village. Wow what a experience, very informative, great to get to understand the Maori culture etc. even got people to get up and participate. The dancing, fantastic what more could I say. The...More

Thank chris7772015
Reviewed 4 days ago

the best every vrey good place to go there and the shop and the best every and the food are the best and the staff are very helpful and nice

Thank sam e
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have visited before and was really impressed. If you are in Rotorua make time to come and have this cultural experience.

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family went to Tamaki Village for a dinner show. It was very interactive and thoroughly enjoyable. We all learnt a lot and laughed a lot (even teenagers!) our bus driver Wallace was very entertaining and our guide Selwyen was outstanding. Food was plentiful and...More

Thank michaeltimothydavidc
Reviewed 5 days ago

Tamarin Maori Village if you are in Rotorua it's well worth the trip very informative along with being very entertaining, great night

Thank carpmad32
Reviewed 5 days ago

Touristy but so much more. Culturally informative, and helpful to understand NZ history. We enjoyed the experience and the many different facets of it, not only do you observe but participate, eat and be entertained!! Well worth the experience, unlike other countries, polynesian influence but...More

Thank Coreen S
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I are so glad we did this. Learned about the Maori culture, watched the haka (war dance) and heard some beautiful singing. It was more like a night of teaching than entertainment, which I really appreciated. The hangi dinner was also excellent...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Tamaki Maori Village provides a good insight into early Maori history and cultural traditions. arts and creafts. Set in bush, the village and the actors portray the life of early Maori with genuine enthusiasm. Guests are welcomed with a traditional pōwhiri (welcome) and a...More

Thank Lynette W
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Jacqualine O
23 August 2017|
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Response from Eweretta | Reviewed this property |
The "challenge" from the Maori warriors may be a bit scary for a youngster. I don't recall seeing children on the evening. It would suit an older child though perhaps 12 and older.
maria e
30 June 2017|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
Best option is to stay a night or 2 in rotorua. You can fly up but probably cheaper to get a Mana or Intercity bus. They will pick you up from your accommodation in rotorua and drop you off after the performance.
15 June 2017|
Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora, We have many people visit who are travelling alone and they really enjoy it. We are an interactive village so you meet others in a friendly environment. During the traditional hangi buffet you are seated with... More